I received a question from “anonymous” about making pizza after posting my weekly menu….
how much sauce do you put on the pizza. I am trying to make home made pizza with your dough recipe but I can not achieve what we buy at the store. I wonder what I am missing.
I just flat the dough, put 1 can of pizza sauce and 1 pound of mozzarella shredded.
What should I put?
I have never measured out how much sauce to use. I just put on what looks right which I guess comes from experience in making pizza. You may just have to try different amounts each time you make pizza until you reach your preference.
I also do not use canned sauce, I make my own. Occasionally I have purchased a can of pizza sauce from my food co-op but have never really cared for that as much as home made. Here is the sauce I made for our pizza this last week..
3- 8oz cans tomato sauce
1- 6oz can tomato paste
1T Italian seasonings
1t minced garlic, heaping
pinch or two of cane juice crystals (or sugar) - according to your own tastes
I heated this up on the stove on low until it was hot.
This was enough to put on 3- 14” pizzas.
For dough I used this recipe: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/wwpizzacrust.htm
Lately I have been pre baking the crusts. I roll out the dough, put it on the pizza pan and bake it (at the temp in the recipe) for about 6 min. Then I pull it out and begin assembling the pizza.
We have never made just a cheese pizza. We always add lots to ours. This last week our pizzas had: pepperoni, salami, olives, pineapple, onions, peppers and fresh tomatoes. You can add whatever your family likes to your pizza.
I few years ago I took a pictures of my kids and I making pizza so if you would like to see it being done in pics you can find that HERE.
Hope that helped to answer your questions!!