New York Style Pizza
One of my first experiences with New York Style Pizza was stepping of the train into Penn Station and smelling the air filled with pizza aroma. A few steps away and you have a pizza display case ready for your choosing. If you want that NYC style pizza pie at home, try this recipe.
- 2 Cans (14.5oz) Roma or Furmano's Whole Peeled Tomatoes*
- 1 Can (14.5) Roma or Furmano's Pizza Sauce*
- 1/4 tsp Dried oregano, crushed
- 1/4 tsp Dried basil, crushed
- 1/4 tsp Dried marjoram, crushed
- 1/2 tsp California garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp 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 in a covered bowl at an ambient temperature of 70°F-85°F. Let it rest about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and cook into a smooth sauce, on medium heat, stirring regularly.
Refrigerate or cool to room temperature before applying to the pizza.
Assembly and Baking
Preheat your oven to 400°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, mozzarella cheese and your favorite toppings on the dough.
Place the pizza into the oven on the lowest rack, reduce your oven temperature to 375°F, and bake about 8 to 10 minutes, or, until the crust has browned and the toppings are bubbly.
*The original recipe called for these brand name tomato products. Substitute with your own favorite brand, as necessary.