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Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Pizza

The fresh mozzarella on this pizza melts beautifully, covering the entire top as it bakes.

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  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Italian-Style Pizza Crust

1
package (2 1/4 teaspoons) regular active or fast-acting dry yeast
1/2
cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
1 1/4
to 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1
teaspoon olive oil

Pizza Topping

4
oz fresh mozzarella cheese, well drained
2
plum (Roma) tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4
teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1/4
cup thin strips fresh basil leaves
1
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
1
tablespoon small capers, if desired
1
tablespoon olive oil

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Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in half of the flour, the salt, sugar and 1 teaspoon oil. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead about 10 minutes or until smooth and springy. Grease large bowl with shortening. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover, let rise in warm place 20 minutes. Gently push fist into dough to deflate. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 48 hours. (If dough should double in size during refrigeration, gently push fist into dough to deflate.
  • 2 Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 425°F. Grease cookie sheet or 12-inch pizza pan with oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Pat dough into 12-inch round on cookie sheet or pat in pizza pan using floured fingers. Press dough from center to edge so edge is slightly thicker than center.
  • 3 Cut cheese into 1/4-inch slices. Place cheese on dough to within 1/2 inch of edge. Arrange tomatoes on cheese. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of the basil, the oregano and capers. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil.
  • 4 Bake about 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons basil.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Slice
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
300mg
300%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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