"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Monday, May 04, 2009

Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza

Moe suggested that I make pizza on one of my days off this week. But just the mention of pizza had me thinking about it all day at work yesterday. So when I got home from work I offered Moe the option of pizza with the warning that he would have to wait a few hours to eat. He was okay with that, so, as soon as I walked in the door at 5:20 I got started on the dough. Doesn't take long to knead dough using the food processor.

TIP: Most Food Processors will knead up to 4 cups of flour and it only takes a minute or so. Just add 3 to 4 cups of flour to the bowl, a couple of teaspoons of yeast, salt, water and a little olive oil, and pulse. Usually 45 to 60 seconds is all that is needed for a perfect dough. Put the dough in an oiled container and cover. Leave to rise until doubled).

If I had had more time, I would have knocked the dough down after the first rise and let it rise again. Made the pizza sauce, cut up the pepperoni and sauted some mushrooms and then waited for the dough to rise. Dinner was served just a little after 8:00.

Other Pizza posts:

Sourdough Crust
Pizza Night - Two Nights in a Row
Last of the Pizza Dough

Home Cookin Chapter: Recipes From Thibeault's Table

Pizza Sauce
1 28 oz can quality Italian Tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
fennel seed
2 to 3 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper

Puree tomatoes with the minced garlic. Grind the fennel seeds. Add the seeds and the oregano, basil, and the olive oil and mix together. NOTE: I use a stick blender and blend all of these ingredients right in the can.


  1. That looks mighty tasty, though I must say that your greek potato pizza will always be my favorite!

  2. Do you have a breadstick recipte to go along with the pizza? ;) Thanks for sharing. Now I'm starving and it's only 9:00am.

  3. Oops! I meant recipe. I'm starving AND I can't spell. Bad combo.

  4. I love the idea of adding fennel seeds Ann! We will try that..You can taste the screen:)

  5. Gosh, we really like pizza in this house. I can't seem to make a good from-scratch. Yours looks sooooo good! Do you deliver LOL! I use fennel in my pizza sauce as well and find that it makes all the difference; I leave oregano but I do use basil and maybe thyme. Your crust recipe sounds good as well. Judging by how delicious everything looks, I'll be using your recipe!

  6. We were on the same wavelength yesterday! I made pizza, too. I love homemade pizza - yours look great!

  7. Hi, Ann. I was wondering if you have done a pictorial for your sourdough starter and bread.

  8. I love homemade pizza, it's so much better than anything you get for take out. I make it almost every week and seeing it here has given me a craving...


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