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  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


Soften yeast in luke warm water for 10 minutes.

Place sugar, salt, shortening and boiling water in a large bowl, stir until sugar and shortening dissolve. Cool to lukewarm. Add yeast mixture.

Add 1/2 cup flour and beat until smooth. Add remaining flour or enough to make dough just barely firm enough to handle.

Knead until smooth on a lightly floured board. Divide in half. Knead each piece into a smooth ball. Flatten each ball on to a lightly greased round or rectangular pizza pan. Press out to spread the dough around the pan, creating a slight rim round the edge. Let rise for 15 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 500ºF.

Brush the dough lightly with olive oil. Add your favorite toppings.

Bake for 8-12 minutes. The edges will be a nice golden brown when it's done.

Serves 2 to 4.

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Submitted 6/24/10.
Submitted By: Karen Ciancio
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