What a nice change of pace this month's challenge was! Don't get me wrong, it's a blast to try my hand at all those gorgeous cakes and pastries, but pizza is something we love to make. I'd been looking forward to making it all month, but then as the deadline approached, I wasn't feeling too great. I'm still fighting something off, and trying not to get what my daughter has been dealing with for the last few days.
But I went ahead and made the dough anyway. It had to sit overnight, and then it was ready to go. But I wasn't, hehe. Luckily, my husband, the resident pizza maker, stepped in and made the pizzas for me. I didn't even have the energy to think about toppings, so just cheese it was. But they were delicious!
For the whole scoop, or slice, hehe, see Rosa's Yummy Yums. Rosa's this month's host and what a great choice for a challenge!
Here is the recipe I used for the pizza sauce. Very simple, and this will be the one I use from now on. Just be sure to wait to salt the sauce only after it's done simmering.
This one was recommended to me by my good friend, Jen. Thanks, Jen!
Pizza Sauce Recipe
1 clove garlic, mashed and minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil
dash red pepper, optional
Combine all ingredients. Makes about 1 1/2 cups, enough for 2 pizzas.
As you can see, I didn't put a whole lot of energy into taking the photos, either. It definitely tasted better than it looks!
Thanks, Rosa, for hosting this month, and for honoring the memory of Sher. Sher was originally slated to host with Rosa, and had shared her idea of doing pizza before she passed away this past July.
And thanks to my husband, Billy, for helping me out when I needed it. Love you! xo