1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons oil
2 1/2-3 1/2 cups flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl. Add salt, oil & 2 1/2 cups flour. Mix well. Add remaining flour and knead. You just want to knead this until it's no longer sticky. I use about 3 cups of flour. Place in greased bowl- cover and let rise until doubled. A good way to tell that your dough has doubled is to poke your finger in the middle of it. If the indentation stays then it is ready.
*I make this in my kitchenaid mixer and let it do all of the work :-), however I have made it the 'old fashioned' way and it's simple. Just don't overthink it. Knead until it's smooth and elastic and you'll be good!*
* I usually double this recipe so I have enough for at least 4 personal pan pizzas and a large pizza pan of breadsticks. If you are using a mixer, just mix one batch at a time then put them in a pan together. They will rise together.*
Now for the pizza sauce:
Mix well together:
1 can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 Tablespoon oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp onion salt
Prepare and refrigerate until you're ready to put the pizzas together!
Now just prepare the toppings for your pizza! Here are some ideas:
*cooked and rinsed sausage or hamburger
*etc, etc, etc
After your dough has risen, punch it down and make sure your skookie pans are clean and you can lightly grease them if you would like. Once you have used them several times, you should not have to use any grease at all. They are preseasoned but for the first few uses, I would say it's better to be safe than sorry and it does help the seasoning process. :-)
Now take about a baseball size of dough and spread on your skookie pan. Then put on your sauce and your toppings. Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown. Take out of the oven and slide pizza onto a cutting board. Cut and Serve!!!
Like I said, if you double this recipe, you should be able to make 4 individual pizzas with the skookies and a 14inch pan with breadsticks. For the breadsticks, I just pat the dough out on the pizza pan then brush with softened margarine or butter, then sprinkle with parmesan cheese and garlic salt. Bake 20-25 minutes until gold brown. Slice and serve with remaining pizza sauce for a dipping sauce.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!