There are lots of great tasting, fancy pizza sauces out there suitable for a gourmet pie, but sometimes that is not what you’re looking for. When you are in a hurry or you do not want to make something special – just something good – a basic pizza sauce does the trick. There is no complicated cooking, no special timing, and no extra expensive ingredients.
A good basic sauce is not too fatty for everyday, but it still hits the spot. If you were thinking there is no such thing, you would be wrong. This basic pizza sauce is easy and all purpose. Use it for dipping, for making pizza bread, or any number of other options. It even tops pasta well!
The ingredients you need to make this sauce are tomatoes, of course, plus basil, garlic and tomato paste, as well as some salt and pepper to round out the flavor. Combining these few ingredients will result in a high quality pizza sauce which is more authentic than some of these sauces which include a complex range of ingredients. Because the sauce is basically basil, garlic and tomatoes, you will find it is versatile enough for any pizza crust, or to combine with any toppings. Continue reading
Ever seen chefs on TV cooking shows or in movies tossing pizza dough up in the air and turning out perfect pies? It might seem like it is impossible to duplicate their efforts. After all, you do not have access to specialty pizza ovens, the ingredients they can use, or the tools. At least, not without a lot of work.
However, you should not think it is impossible to make good pizza dough at home using the tools, utensils and ingredients you have available. It just takes a little work and the right technique, plus a good pizza dough recipe. The result is one that is perfectly delicious, made at home, without anything expensive. Try it yourself. You will be surprised by how easy this basic pizza dough recipe makes eating homemade pizza.
Some recipes for pizza crust will include ingredients like parmesan, dried mixed herbs, garlic or onion, but this one keeps things basic, offering a nice base for your preferred sauce and toppings. Use bread flour or a high-gluten flour to get the perfect texture. Yes you can substitute all-purpose flour but your crust will not have that lovely chewiness the best pizza crusts and most authentic recipes offer, so it is worth using bread flour. Continue reading
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