A Pizza Christmas
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
You don't have to have ham or turkey to honor holiday tradition. We did have spiral ham for our own little family gathering. But at our Christmas Eve celebration with my family, beef brisket is always on the menu.
This year, I made three different pizzas - a hamburger (pictured above), a cheese and a pepperoni. The other two were gone before I remembered to take a photo.
Kim's Homemade Pizza Dough1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour or whole wheat flour or combination
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in remaining ingredients. Beat vigorously 20 strokes (If you need to, knead briefly to get it to form a ball.) Let rest about 5 minutes. Makes 2 crusts.
Divide the dough evenly and spread onto two pizza pans. I prepare the pans by rubbing with shortening and I have my hands well-greased with shortening to spread out the dough.
I don't really have a recipe for the rest. I use canned pizza sauce and just add hamburger, pepperoni, cheese, etc.
Once you have your toppings added, bake in a 425-degree oven for 15-20 minutes (or so), until cheese is light brown and crust is nicely browned. My oven bakes hot, so I always check it early.
Marie's Pizza1 box hot roll mix
Onions, to taste
1 6-oz. can tomato paste
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
Oregano, to taste
Basil, to taste
Topping of your choice (mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, hamburger, veggies, etc.)
Prepare dough according to directions on hot roll mix package. Using greased fingers, spread dough on well-greased pizza pans.
Brown onions in small amount of salad oil. Add tomato paste and sauce and seasonings. Stir until well blended; simmer. Spread on pizza dough. Add topping and bake at 425 degrees for 15-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly and crust is crisp.
Check back tomorrow for a Fruit Pizza that my sister-in-law made to finish the meal!
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