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Your Own Pizza November 3, 2009

Posted by patchworktortoise in Recipes.
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Make dough

    Combine 1 cup warm water and 1 tbsp yeast.    When dissolved add 1 tbsp sugar, 1 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp oil, 1 1/4 cup flour.

    Beat until smooth then add 2 cups more flour.  Knead about 5 minutes, place in greased bowl, let rise until double (about 45 minutes).  Form 2 balls, pat and stretch to fill 2 greased pans.  Let rise 10 minutes.

Make sauce.

     In saucepan, combine: 1 small chopped onion, 2 cups tomato sauce, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp basil, a dash of pepper, 1 minced clove of garlic.  Bring to boil.  Cook slowly for 30 minutes, pour over crust.

Add your favorite pizza toppings.  Bake at 450 degrees for 20–25 minutes.

Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies May 26, 2008

Posted by patchworktortoise in Recipes.
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Cream together 1 cup softened butter and 1 8-oz package cream cheese.  Gradually add 2/3 cup sugar.  Beat until light and fluffy.  Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Gradually add 2 cups flour to creamed mixture.

Shape dough into a ball and chill thoroughly.  Press dough from a cookie press 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly browned.  Remove to wire racks to cool.  Makes about 4 dozen yummy cookies.