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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Garlic Parmesan Sauce {Recipe}

My favorite sauce on pizza is white sauce and when I make pizza at home I usually use Ragu's Garlic Parmesan Sauce. But as I try to improve my diet, I don't like what I read on the label, plus I was out the other night. So a quick internet search helped me find a fabulous recipe. I couldn't help but share with you.

~2 T butter
~1 T garlic powder
~2 T flour
~1 c chicken broth
~1/2 c milk {I used leftover cream from making whipped cream from scratch for the how to click here}
~salt and pepper to taste {I used about an 1/8th of a teaspoon each}

Place butter in sauce pan, melt. Add garlic powder, mix. Add flour, cook for 1 minute. Add broth and milk, whisking frequently. Cook until thickened. Add Parmesan cheese and salt n pepper. {The original recipe says it takes 5 minutes. That was not true for me. Even if it only took 2 minutes for most of the assembly, it took a long time to thicken.}You can see the original here.

Looking for a great pizza crust recipe, check out this one.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Garlic Herb Pizza Crusts {Recipe}

~3 c Whole Wheat Flour (Hard White Wheat preferably)
~1 (.25oz) pkg or 2 1/4 t active dry yeast
~2 tsp salt
~2 T Italian Seasoning
~2 1/2 T Garlic Powder
~1/4 c honey (can substitute for sugar)
~8 oz. milk
~4 oz. water

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease pizza pan. Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.{See note below} Warm milk, water and honey to 110 degrees. {If using sugar add to dry ingredients}Add liquids to dry ingredients. Stir until well mixed. Remove the dough, oil the bowl, replace dough, and cover with a towel. Let rise for 20-25 minutes. Knead dough on clean floured surface 6-8 times. Add flour as necessary to keep from sticking. Roll into the desire shape and thickness. Place on pan, add sauce and toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, depending on thickness.

{Note} You may want to start with 2 to 2 1/2 cups flour, then add other dry ingredients and then wet. Continue to add the last half cup flour until the dough is not longer to sticky. This saves flour and prevents the dough from becoming too dry.

{Modified from a recipe on}

Check out my favorite pizza sauce recipe.