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Sicilian Pizza (developed using the scientific method)

I developed the recipe and method over time (a year) using a notebook to keep track of steps and ingredients, modifying it based upon results and polling. I have made pizza almost every Saturday night for many years, for my family and about 50%+ of the time we have guests. Making homemade pizza allows you to spend time with your family / company and not spend all your time in the kitchen, cleanup is a breeze. I do it to give my wife a night off from cooking (she is a top notch baker and cook).

I now have it down to a science. This Instructable should take most of the experimentation out of it, except for minor tweaks for your stove and pans. Once you have it down it is easy, while you cannot please everyone; nearly everyone likes pizza, let alone good pizza.

Equipment:

2 10x15 (a little bigger or smaller your choice)  Heavy guage steel baking pans with ¾ inch rim. Mine are jelly roll pans
2  Extendable Wire racks capable of supporting the above pans
Heating Pad
Roasting pan (without rack used only to support heating pad due to height of my baking racks)
Beach Towel
Cutting board
Pizza Cutter
Oven


Pizza Sauce Ingredients:

1 tsp Kosher Salt
(1 teaspoon table salt = 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt  I prefer kosher)
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
¼ tsp Oregano
1/8 tsp Marjoram
1  tsp Parmesan Cheese (for fresh grated ½ tsp more)
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 28oz can ground peeled tomatoes (high grade not too sweet, I use Pastine, do not use puree or whole)

2 1lb packages of pizza dough a little extra is fine (bakery fresh for best results)
8oz Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Olive Oil

Prep Time:
3-4 hours (don’t be afraid) it only requires 1/2 hour of interaction, the rest is rise time, drink wine and  look busy.

Heat: 375deg F
Cook Time:  45 - 55 min.

Serves 6

 If you expect 3 pieces each you can serve 8 but don’t count on it. Serve a soup, salad or appetizers and you can serve 8 but the pizza will go.
 
 
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old_alex (author) 1 year ago
Your oven shelf spacing may vary look at the pictures and try to approximate.
mistyp1 year ago
Well, if it's for science I expect I'll have to try this. Reproducing results, and all.
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