Carole's famous home made pizza (version fran├žaise, cliquer ici)

This is clearly one of Carole's specialties. Try it once, and you may never order out or buy those God awful frozen pizzas ever again! 

Ingredients (pizza dough):

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 envelopes of traditional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour.

Ingredients (pizza sauce):

  • 1 can (796 ml ) tomatoes
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Oregano
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper.

Instructions:

  • Mix the first three dough ingredients together and let it sit for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Mix remaining dough ingredients until you get a homogenous dough which doesn't stick to the sides of your bowl. 
  • Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and let it rise for at least an hour. 
  • While the dough rises, prepare the pizza toppings. 
  • Place sauce ingredients in a pot and let it simmer for 30 minutes to an hour. 
  • At the end, use a potato masher, to make the sauce less chunky. 
  • When you're ready to make the pizzas, punch the dough with your fist, to deflate it. 
  • Make a ball of dough and spread it across a single-serve pizza pan or pizza stone. 
  • Brush the dough with a bit of oil to prevent the sauce from penetrating. 
  • Add sauce. 
  • Add toppings. 
  • Add cheese. 
  • Bake at 475F for about 20 minutes.

Make individual size pizzas. That way, everyone gets to design their own!