Pizza parlors are all over. No matter when you crave for a slice of pizza, all you need to do is call, and you can have a box or two delivered right at your doorstep. Sure, that may sound convenient; still, nothing beats homemade. Pizza is not complicated to make. These are all you need – the crust, a good sauce, and the toppings of your liking. Craving already? Read on, and we’ll teach you how to make pizza sauce with tomato sauce.
Pizza From Scratch
A pizza has three parts: The crust, the sauce, and the toppings. The toppings would be the easiest part as you will just have to gather the ingredients you want to put on top of your pizza crust, which can include meat, cheese, pineapple, bell pepper, or anything you want. However, for the crust and the sauce, you will have to do more than that.
Homemade Pizza Dough
If you will be baking a homemade pizza, for sure, you would want to make something that doesn’t require much time to cook. Here’s how to bake pizza dough in no more than 30 minutes.
What you need:
- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 tsp white sugar
- 1 cup of warm water
- 2 ½ cups bread flour
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
What to do:
Step 1. Get a medium-sized bowl, and pour a cup of warm water.
Step 2. Add and dissolve the sugar and the yeast. Then set aside for 10 minutes until the consistency is creamy.
Step 3. Add the flour, olive oil, and salt. Combine well until the mixture is smooth. Then set aside for 5 minutes.
Step 4. In a flat and clean surface, sprinkle some flour. Then place your dough.
Step 5. Use your hand to flatten the dough. Form it in a round shape crust.
Pizza Sauce From Fresh Tomatoes
One of the perks of doing homemade is you can ensure to make it from fresh ingredients. Here’s how to make pizza sauce with tomato sauce.
What you need:
- What you need:
- 2 pounds very ripe plum tomatoes
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- salt and pepper
What to do:
Step 1. Slice the tomatoes in halves, then remove the seeds.
Step 2. Chop the tomato halves. Put them in a food processor.
Step 3. Add the rest of the ingredients: oil, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
Step 4. Blend all the ingredients. Make sure, though, that there will be little chunks left.
Step 5. Transfer the pizza sauce in a bowl.
Let’s Put It Together
Now you have the dough and your sauce. Let’s put them all together to make your pizza.
Step 1. Set your oven to 450F or 230C to preheat.
Step 2. Place your pizza dough in a pizza pan.
Step 3. Spread the pizza sauce evenly on your pizza dough.
Step 4. Add the toppings you like.
Step 5. Bake in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Step 6. Take the pizza out of the oven. Don’t get too excited, though. Let it cool before you take that first bite.
Now you know how to make pizza sauce with tomato sauce as well as the homemade pizza dough. Homemade is always better. You can be sure that the ingredients you use are clean and fresh. Not only that, you can also adjust the taste based on your preference. And the best part? You can be generous with your pizza toppings. Find out more about sauce for pizza.