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Family Heirloom Aunt Alma's Lazy Day Pizza Crust

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“Aunt Alma gave me the recipe when I was a newlywed. The bottom of the recipe card says "Call Aunt Alma if you're in trouble" along with her phone number. She was a feisty skinny-italian woman and I always loved visiting her because her house smelled so good. She always had some pot of something going!”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
YIELD:
2 pizzas
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put 2 cups hot water in a large bowl, add 2 T sugar, add 2 pkgs dry yeast, let it set and it will dissolve. Add 2 T oil, add flour and salt and mix until it forms a ball and knead it 15 minutes. Put a big pan of hot water in the stove. and place bowl of dough on top. It will rise to double within 45 minutes.
  2. Put Crisco in pan to grease and divide dough and spread it to edge.
  3. The directions then say 400 degrees - 15 - bottom shelf 15-top shelf. I'm not sure if that means a full 30 minute cooking time. Unfortunately Aunt Alma is no longer cooking on this side.

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