St Louis Style Pizza is another variations of pizza. South Africans love pizza and after the lock down, what else to spoil yourself with a lovely pizza. Sokulu Food Services has not forgotten our customers and we think about you. So we will post some recipes we like and am sure you would love as well.

St Louis Stle Pizza is all about the cheese, Parmalat, which is made only in Swellendam and can now be found for purchase online. A processed cheese that combines cheddar and milk cheese. Parbaking the crust before adding the sauce and cheese helps the crackerlike crust crisp up nicely.

St Louis Style Pizza

Tested size: 16 servings; makes two 25.4mm pies

INGREDIENTS
  • FOR THE TOPPINGS
  • 1 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 cups Parmalat (processed pizza cheese –  shredded
  • FOR THE CRUST
  • 2 cups flour, plus more for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Method of making Pizza

DIRECTIONS

For the toppings: Whisk together the tomato sauce, tomato paste, basil, sugar and oregano in medium bowl.

For the crust: Place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of the oven; preheat to 240 degrees.

Combine the flour, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.

Mix the water and oil in a liquid measuring cup, then stir it into the flour mixture until a dough starts to come together.

Lightly flour a work surface. Turn the dough out there, kneading it into a ball. Divide it in half; working with one portion at a time, shape each one into a small round, then use a rolling pin to stretch each one into a 300mm round, dusting the bottom of the dough with flour as needed so it doesn’t stick to the work surface. Place each dough round on a square of parchment paper. Transfer to the pizza stone (one at a time, on the paper); bake for 5 minutes, until the dough begins to puff up in spots, then remove it from the oven. Increase the oven temperature to 260 degrees.

Spread half of the sauce on each pizza crust, spreading it all the way to the edges, then divide the cheese between the pizzas, scattering it evenly over the sauce but leaving a 50mm margin all around the edges.

Place one pie (with its paper) on the pizza stone in the oven. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown. Transfer the pizza to a wire cooling rack to rest while you assemble and bake the remaining pizza.

Cut each St Louis Style Pizza into 50mm squares; serve warm.

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