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  • Recipe: Basic pizza dough

    Recipe: Basic pizza dough

    Total time: 40 minutes, plus overnight chilling and resting time Servings: Makes enough dough for 4 (10- to 12-inch) pizzas 1 3/4 cups lukewarm water 2 teaspoons sugar or honey 4 cups (19 ounces) bread flour, divided, plus more for kneading 1 package active-dry yeast 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons...

  • Recipe: Pissaladière with spiced ricotta, radicchio and poached apricots

    Recipe: Pissaladière with spiced ricotta, radicchio and poached apricots

      Total time: 2 1/2 hours (includes rising time) Servings: Makes 24 pieces Note: Use dried figs instead of apricots, if you like. The pissaladière can be baked and prepared through step 6 one day in advance (the onions and apricots can be cooked one day in advance of the rest of the recipe) and...

  • Recipe: Pizza Margherita

    Recipe: Pizza Margherita

      Pizza Margherita Total time: 35 minutes, plus heating time for the oven Servings: Makes 2 (10- to 12-inch) pizzas, about 12 slices Note: From Noelle Carter. The tomato sauce recipe makes 3 cups sauce, a little more than is needed for two pizzas. The remainder can be covered and refrigerated for...

  • Recipe: Roasted pepper and chile focaccia

    Recipe: Roasted pepper and chile focaccia

      Roasted pepper and chile focaccia Total time: 2 hours, 10 minutes, plus cooling time Serves: Makes 1 focaccia; each focaccia yields 8 slices. Our recipes, your kitchen: If you try any of chef Nancy Silverton's recipes for the L.A. Times Test Kitchen, please share your photos of the finished dish...

  • Recipe: Potato pizza

    Recipe: Potato pizza

    Total time: 1 hour, plus heating time for the oven Servings: Makes 2 (10- to 12-inch) pizzas, about 12 slices Note: The white sauce recipe makes 3 cups sauce, more than is needed for this recipe. The remaining sauce will keep covered and refrigerated for up to 1 week. This recipe requires the use...

  • Orso's Romano pizza

    Orso's Romano pizza

    Dear SOS: Orso on 3rd Street has the best thin-crust pizza in town. Their Romano pizza is my favorite. It has just the right blend of cheeses and no tomato sauce. I'd love to know how it's created! Robert Nunes Beverly Hills Dear Robert: This is one pizza pie that packs great flavor onto a super-thin...

  • Culinary SOS: Cafe del Rey's Mediterranean pizza

    Culinary SOS: Cafe del Rey's Mediterranean pizza

      Dear SOS: Café del Rey in Marina del Rey serves a Mediterranean pizza that is very different and one of my favorites. Is there any chance you can obtain the recipe? John C. Severino Encino Dear John: We loved the light crust, bright sauce and array of colorful toppings in this pizza from Cafe...

  • Recipe: Pizza Margherita

    Recipe: Pizza Margherita

    Total time: 35 minutes, plus heating time for the oven Servings: Makes 2 (10- to 12-inch) pizzas, about 12 slices Note: The tomato sauce recipe makes 3 cups sauce, more than is needed for the two pizzas here. The remainder can be covered and refrigerated for up to one week. The sauce also makes...

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