At San Jose State University's Flying Wings & Pizza, all the pizzas are named for airlines such as Southwest Delta, etc. This recipe is for the popular Air Canada pizza, which Jennifer Goodale, assistant director, says is by far the location's best sellar.
"Our signature pizza sauce has a nice kick to it," Goodale says. "The recipe includes red pepper flakes, garlic, oregano and black pepper and we spread it out to the edge to make our unique sauce- filled crust. Plus, it’s an all meat pizza [she says about why the pizza is popular], what’s not to love?"
Yield: 53 6-oz. portions
3 10 lb. cans of basic pizza sauce
3 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. crushed red pepper
½ cup finely chopped garlic
1 cup water
½ cup ground black pepper
¾ cup oregano
1 ½ cup olive oil
20-oz. pizza dough ball
6 oz. pizza sauce
14 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
20 slices pepperoni
20 slices Canadian bacon
6 oz. sausage
2 oz. bacon
1. Prepare prep surface and dough ball with flour to prevent sticking.
2. Roll or toss dough into 18-inch circle and center on the pizza pan (leaving 1 inch of dough hanging off the edges of the pan).
3. Sauce dough with 6 ounces of signature pizza sauce, leaving 1 inch crust hanging off the pan bare.
4. Fold bare crust over sauce, giving pizza a sauce-filled crust.
5. Top with 14 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese.
6. Add approximately 20 slices pepperoni and 20 pieces Canadian bacon (if Canadian comes in round slices, cut the slices into four equal pieces first).
7. Add 3/4 cup of sausage crumble and /4 cup of bacon bits.
8. Cook at 500F for 10 to 12 minutes, until evenly browned around crust and bottom. Deck pizza approximately halfway through cook time (if using a deck oven. Oven temperature and cook time will vary if using a conventional oven).