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Mini Pizzas


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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 5 to 10

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce:
2 cans (28 oz each) whole peeled plum tomatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
3 sprigs oregano
4 teaspoons coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
chopped garlic
chopped onions
hot pepper flakes
fresh basil

Dough - use your favorite pizza dough recipe or:
2 cups lukewarm water
2 pckg. yeast
salt
6 tbls. olive oil
3-5 cups flour


Sauce:


Crush tomatoes with your hands in a large bowl. Heat oil and garlic/onions in a large skillet over medium heat until hot but not smoking.


Add crushed tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper, basil and pepper flakes and reduce heat to medium-low.


Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 40 to 50 min.


Pass sauce through a food mill into a bowl; discard solids.


Alternatively, process sauce in a food processor until smooth. (I use a food processor personally, a blender works also.)


If not using immediately, refrigerate sauce in an airtight container up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.


Dough:


dissolve yeast in water


add salt and olive oil


mix in flour one cup at a time - i keep adding flour until the dough seems kneadable


knead


let rise 30 min. to an hour


To assemble:


roll dough to medium thickness


cut out pizzas using a drinking glass


dent pizzas in the middle with your fingertips and spoon in sauce


bake for no more than 10 minutes


add more sauce and toppings of your choice and bake for another 5-10 minutes.


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Notes

This recipe came to my via my cousin and i first made it with her in the hot steamy kitchen of our beach house. Since then, these pizzas have become a tradition among my friends. I like to make the crusts and sauce ahead of time and then let the group assemble their pizzas however they wish. The sauce makes quite a bit and i always have leftovers, which can be frozen for up to a month. (I believe this recipe is originally from a cooking magazine but I have no idea which one)

You can use whatever toppings you like, I recommend topping each with fresh basil for aesthetics.

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