Bakery-Style Pizza


Now found exclusively at one well-known pizza garden in Gravesend, Brooklyn, this style of pizza was once found in neighborhood bakeries. This bakery pizza is deceivingly light, crisp, and slightly spicy. Enjoy with a can of soda.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
12 square slices



  • 1 ¼ cups warm water

  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 3 cups bread flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons fine salt

  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided


  • 1 (28 ounce) can plain crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (14 ounce) can pizza sauce (such as Don Peppino®)


  • 8 ounces low-moisture whole-milk mozzarella, very thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese


  1. Make dough: Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl. Let stand until yeast softens and forms a creamy foam, about 5 minutes. Combine flour and salt together in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment. Pour in yeast mixture. Knead dough until smooth, about 7 minutes.

  2. Grease a large bowl lightly with olive oil. Form dough into a tight ball and place in the prepared bowl, turning to coat. Cover the bowl loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, make sauce: Mix crushed tomatoes and pizza sauce together in a medium bowl until well combined.

  4. Grease a heavy-gauge rimmed 12x17-inch baking sheet generously with some olive oil.

  5. Press dough into the prepared baking sheet. Prick dough all over with a fork. Arrange mozzarella cheese slices over dough; cover with 1 cup sauce. Sprinkle Pecorino Romano cheese on top. Drizzle remaining olive oil over pizza. Let rise in a warm area until puffy, about 1 hour.

  6. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  7. Bake pizza on the center rack in the preheated oven until the edges are very dark brown, but the top is not burnt, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before slicing into squares.


You can prepare the dough in a food processor if preferred.

Look for crushed tomatoes with no added basil, purée, or citric acid.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

271 Calories
11g Fat
33g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 271
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 663mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 249mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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