The PI Day Pizza Pie

Introduction: The PI Day Pizza Pie

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In honor of Pi day, And being Italian myself, I thought it was time for something different than the usual pies.

So I decided to Create the Pi Day Pizza Pie. Who doesn't love a good pizza, Right? Follow these easy steps to create your own!

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Step 1: Step 1 : the Dough


7/8 cup warm water

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons white sugar

2 teaspoons active dry yeast


Add the water, Yeast, And sugar in the bowl of your mixer, or bread machine, And let sit for 3-4 minutes, Until the yeast starts breaking apart.

Add the rest of the ingredients together and mix at low speed until a semi firm dough is formed, that is smooth to the touch. Knead the dough into a dough ball, and place in an oiled dough pan or bowl, And cover.

Let stand at least 10 minutes, Until it has nearly doubled in size as it rises.

Step 2: Step 2 : the Sauce


1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

1 tablespoon ground oregano

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon ground paprika


In a medium bowl, Mix together tomato sauce and tomato paste until smooth.

Stir in oregano, garlic and paprika.

Step 3: Step 3: Assemble

Set your oven to 400 degrees. On your middle rack, Place a pizza stone or bread stone. (Available from most retailers, or online.) Allow plenty of time for it to preheat.

Stretch your pizza dough to the proper shape, and place on a lightly floured pizza peel.

Evenly spread your sauce on the dough, up to one inch from the end.

Sprinkle the pizza with a nice generous amount of low moisture, Part skim, mozzarella. (whole milk burns too fast)

Distribute whatever toppings sound good to you evenly across the pizza.

Step 4: Step 4: Cooking

Slide your pizza carefully onto the stone, And cook for approx. 10 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown around the edges.

Gently lift 1 side of the crust, And check that the bottom is cooked to perfection.

Carefully remove from oven, cut evenly, and let cool for 2-3 minutes.


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