Pepperoni Pizza (Homemade Dough and Pizza Sauce Recipes)

Pepperoni Pizza (Homemade Dough and Pizza Sauce Recipes)

Most of you will consider me crazy for saying this, but I never used to care all that much for pepperoni pizza. I know it’s like the All-American thing but I have always preferred something more like a tomato basil or a spinach artichoke pizza. Then once upon a time I tried a pepperoni pizza that was covered with fresh oregano. It changed my entire outlook on pepperoni pizza. I know it’s just a small change on the traditional pepperoni pizza but it makes a big difference to add that freshness to this classic. And the way it pairs with pepperoni is perfection. Oregano is often a key flavor in pizza so why not let it shine bright?

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water, 110 degrees, divided
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups bread flour
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme (or 3/4 tsp fresh)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese (1 oz)
  • 20 slices pepperoni (I recommend turkey, it's just as good as the regular)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano (chopped if using larger leaves)
  • Red pepper flakes, for serving (optional)
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy