I have tested this recipe over and over and over some more.I wanted that thick crust to be bursting with flavor and be able to hold up to the toppings.I wanted it to not flop around or get soggy.
I took my great-grandmother’s pizza dough recipe and tweaked it until I got this perfection you see before you.
This is just the basic pepperoni version.Once you master this, you can put anything you want on a Sicilian pizza.The best part is that the crust is so hearty, it can take anything you throw at it.So get creative!
Sicilian Pepperoni Pizza
FOR DOUGH: 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water* 1 teaspoon sugar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons active yeast 3 1/2 cups bread flour 1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil – for jelly roll pan
FOR SAUCE: 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 nice sprigs of fresh basil 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (to taste) 1 28 oz can…