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Best Sicilian Pizza

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Sicilian Pizza Dough

  • 3 cup flour + more for dusting
  • Salt, to taste (we use about 2 tsp.)
  • 2 tbsp yeast for sea-level OR 1.5 Tbs. for high-altitude at 5,000 ft. (preferably Fleischmann's Active Dry)
  • A few pinches of sugar
  • 1.25 cup lukewarm water + more if necessary
  • 1 tbsp olive oil + more for drizzling

Sicilian Pizza

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 lb fresh mozzarella, shredded or torn
  • Pepperoni, basil, parmesan, veggies, etc. for topping

Instructions
 

Sicilian Pizza Dough

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment (or in a medium bowl), combine the flour with the salt. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the yeast*, sugar, and olive oil. Gently stir in a small amount of lukewarm water to activate the yeast. Let it stand 5-10 minutes, until foamy. *2 Tbs. yeast at sea-level OR 1.5 Tbs. at high-altitude (5,000 ft).
  • Pour the yeast mixture into the flour and knead gently with the dough hook (or your hands). Add 1/2 cup of lukewarm water, and keep lightly kneading the dough. Continue adding water, 2 Tablespoons at a time, just until the dough comes together. The dough is ready when the bowl is clean and the dough is still slightly sticky. (You may need more water at high-altitude).
  • Dust the dough lightly with flour. Drizzle a clean bowl with olive oil, place the dough in the bowl, and cover it with a clean tea towel. Let it rise for 2-3 hours, until doubled in size. (If you live at high-altitude, check the dough at 90 minutes. You don't want the dough to over-rise or it will get tough)!

Sicilian Pizza

  • When the dough is ready, preheat the oven to 425° F. Brush a seasoned sheet pan with the olive oil. My sheet pan is 12x18x2. If you have a larger pan, you may just have thinner crust.
  • Using your hands, gently spread the pizza dough to fit into the entire pan. Spread the sauce over the pizza dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle cheese and desired toppings over the pizza.
  • Bake the pizza for 17-20 minutes, until the dough is cooked through, the bottom is crispy, and the cheese is bubbly. Cut into squares and serve!
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