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Serves : one 12-inch (30 cm) pizza.
Cook's Tip :

Everyone enjoys pizza - especially if it's homemade and as delicious as this one.

Ingredients :

Dough:

Pinch granulated sugar Pinch
2/3 cup warm water 2/3 cup
2 tsp active dry yeast 10 ml
1 1/2 cups (approx) all purpose flour 375 ml
1/2 tsp salt 2 ml
2 tbsp vegetable oil 30 ml

Topping:

1 pkg New Zealand Spring Lamb dinner sausages 1 pkg
1/4 cup olive oil 50 ml
2 cloves garlic 2
2 tbsp dry red wine 30 ml
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 175 ml
6 cherry tomatoes, halved 6
6 oz feta cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/4 cup/300 ml) 170 g
1/2 cup chopped green onion 125 ml
Directons :

DOUGH:

In measuring cup, stir sugar into water; sprinkle yeast over and let stand in warm place for about 5 minutes or until bubbly and mixture is doubled in volume.

In medium bowl, mix together flour and salt; make well in center and pour in oil. Briskly stir yeast mixture and pour into well. With fork, gradually blend flour into oil and yeast mixture to form dough; gather into ball.

Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes, adding just enough extra flour to make soft, slightly sticky dough. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease all over.

Cover with greased waxed paper, then tea towel. Let rise in warm draft-free place until triple in bulk, about 1-1/2 hours (or can be left for up to 3 hours). (A heating pad turned to low is good to set bowl on for rising.)

Punch down dough; form into ball. Turn out and cover with bowl; let stand for 10 minutes. On lightly floured surface, roll out into 12-inch (30 cm) circle.

TOPPING:

Cut sausage into 1/2" (1 cm) rounds. In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 ml) of the oil and sauté sausage pieces over medium heat with the garlic for 3 minutes. Stir in wine; increase heat and cook, uncovered, 3 minutes longer. (This can be done ahead of time and refrigerated.)

Grease pizza pan if necessary. Fit dough into pan. Brush with 1 tbsp (15 ml) of the oil. Sprinkle on half the mozzarella cheese leaving a 3/4" (2 cm) border. Arrange sausage pieces and tomato halves (cut-side down) on top. Sprinkle with feta cheese, onions and lots of black pepper. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and drizzle with remaining oil. Bake in preheated 475°F (240°C) oven for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.