Date: Thu, 06 Jan 94 11:30:52 EST
Adapted From the Oprah Winfrey show.
Rosie's Pizza Dough
.75 c lukewarm water
1 tsp honey
1 tbs dry active yeast
1.5 c Semolina flour
.5 tsp salt
.5 c cornmeal
Light vegetable oil cooking spray
Combine the water and honey in a medium stainless steel bowl. Sprinkle the
yeast on top and set aside for 20 minutes to proof, until bubbles form on the
Put the flour, semolina, and salt into the bowl of a food processor. Turn the
machine on and slowly add the yeast mixture through the feed tube. Process for
about a minute, until the dough ball froms, drizzling a little additional water
into the feed tube if necessary. Continue the process for another 2 minutes.
Rub the surface of a large bowl with olive oil. Transfer the dough ball and
rool it into the oil to coat. Cover with a towel and set the bowl aside in a
warm place until the dough ball has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Remove the dough to a work surface that has been dusted with the cornmeal and
roll out evenly to a thickness of .25 inch. Cut out 8 5.5 inch circles, using
a sharp knife and a saucer.
Spray a cookie sheet 3 times with the vegetable oil to coat. Put the pizza
crusts onto the sheet. Bake for 3-5 minutes, until golden. Remove the baked
crusts from the oven and add the topping variation of your choice.
Makes 8 individual pizza crusts.
Rosie's Pizza Sauce
1 tbs tomato paste
1 c. tomato puree
.128 crushed red pepper flakes
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp dried thyme
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat for about 15
minutes, until the sauce thickens.
Makes .5 c sauce