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Traditional New York Pizzeria Dough And Sauce

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Rating: 5/5
2 reviews

ready in: 2-5 hrs
serves/makes:   4

recipe id: 84598
Traditional New York Pizzeria Dough And Sauce Recipe
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1 cup lukewarm water
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shortening
1 tablespoon corn meal
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 package yeast
3 cups all-purpose flour or unbleached white flour


2 cans (14.5 ounce size) whole peeled tomatoes (preferably Roma or Furmano's)
1 can (14.5 ounce size) pizza sauce (preferably Roma or Furmano's)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


In a large bowl, mix water, milk, brown sugar, salt and shortening with an electric mixer on a low speed for about 1 minute.

Add corn meal, olive oil and yeast, and continue mixing it for one minute. Let it rest for 5 minutes.

Add the remaining flour and mix it with your hands.

Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead the dough about 8 to 10 minutes.

Form the dough into a ball and place it on the table around a warm place. Let it rest about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Push down the dough and make a 12" to 14" circle with your hands or the pin roller, if you prefer.

Rub the olive oil on the baking sheet and place the pizza dough on it, let it rest for another 45 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

Brush the olive oil in the area of the pizza dough on the center, but not brush on the outer ring of the dough.

Spread the pizza sauce, seasonings, mozzarella cheese and your favorite toppings on the dough.

Place the pizza into the oven on the lowest rack, immediately reduce temperature to 375 degrees F and bake about 8 to 10 minutes.

Recipe Source: this recipe was created in Venice, Italy, and has been served by The Mini Italia New York Pizzeria since 1956.

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533 calories, 12 grams fat, 95 grams carbohydrates, 14 grams protein per serving.
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Aug 11, 2001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
The sauce is nothing more than dressed up canned pizza sauce so if you must use canned then it's not bad. I made homemade from scratch using garden tomatoes. The pizza crust, however, is what you want this recipe for and why I'm giving it 5 stars. It's a perfect crust and works well extra thin or regular. Definitely rivals most pizzerias crusts!

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Jan 10, 2009

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Awesome recipe great pizza I added a few things but other then that it was superb

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