Ok, here's that recipe some of you have asked for... enjoy:
Ok, the recipe for Sicilian Pizza...
This will make two pretty good sized pizzas...
Pasta (what we Americans call "dough")
4 Cups of Flour
Water (Hard to say how much, I use enough to make the dough the "right" consistency)
1 tbsp dry yeast
Pinch of salt
1 Can tomato sauce
3 - 4 coarsely chopped cloves of garlic (per pizza)
Grated Mozzarella Cheese
Stir the yeast into a cup of warm water. Let it sit for a few minutes. A pinch of sugar makes the yeast happy.
In a large mixing bowl, make a big dent in the flour and pour the yeast and water into the flour. Begin to mix and knead. Have two or three cups of water ready to add to the pasta. As you fold the pasta, keep adding water until you get a solid doughball that isn't too sticky. It should be just a bit tacky, but you don't want it too wet. Keep adding flour if you've put in too much water and you'll have it just right.
Dust the pasta with flour.
Cover the bowl with a damp towel and let rise one hour. (Should be in a warm spot, either in the sun or warm the oven up to 170 and kill the temp.)
Remove the pasta, dust with flour and fold over on itself. Kneed it out and turn on a 90 degree angle, dust it and fold it over. Repeat this 9 times. (You're creating a layered effect so when you make your pizza, the heat from the oven will bake the layers out into bubbles, ideally.)
Preheat the oven to 425
Cut your pasta in half (one half for each pizza).
Now begin by making your pasta in a sphere. Press it down and outward. It will try to stretch back as you do so pushing your fingers into the pasta to create a "golf ball" pocked mark effect is helpful. Dust with flour and turn it over and keep working at it.
Eventually you'll have a thin layer of pasta. The goal is to be about the thickness of your basic flour tortilla. The final pasta should be completely covered with craters from your fingers. Carefully transfer the pasta (I dust it, fold it over half, twice and immediately unfold it) on a stone or cookie sheet that has been dusted with flour or cornmeal.
This is important. Drip olive oil all over the pizza and cover it completely (this keeps the moisture from the tomato sauce from soaking into the pasta). Once the oil is smoothed out, shake a good couple teaspoons of salt all over the pasta.
Fill a ladle with tomato sauce and spread evenly, then using the back of the ladle, smooth out the tomato sauce so it covers the pasta. Keep adding until you get the amount desired.
Add coarsely chopped garlic to taste.
Add oregano, dust the sauce so it's evenly distributed. I use quite a bit of oregano.
At this point, I add the fresh basil. Use whole leaves and cover more than half of the pizza. (Putting the basil on the top of the pizza results in dry crumbly basil after baking.)
Cover the sauce with fresh grated mozzarella cheese.
Add tomato slices to cover most of the pizza.
Add a bit more salt.
Sprinkle olive oil on top of pizza.
Parmesan cheese to taste if desired.
BAKE 15-20 min
Bake the pizza at 425.
I usually turn the pizza once or twice along the way. You're looking for the pizza to brown up on top without burning the cheese. The goal is to have a crackery base under the pizza, crispy but not burned. This is thin crust so you the pizza slice will not support its own weight, but you do want it baked golden brown. Patience is the key, as well as positioning the pizza low in the oven.
Remove the pizza when you're convinced you've got a nice crispy pasta and have managed to avoid burning the cheese on top...
Slice and serve.