4 c. flour
1.5 c lukewarm water
1 packet yeast
1 t. sugar
2 T olive oil
1 t. salt
Mix yeast an sugar into 1/2 cup of the warm water; let sit 5-8 minutes.
Mix flour and salt together in large bowl. Add additional 1 cup of water, yeast mixture and olive oil to form pizza dough, adding extra flour or water as needed.
Turn dough into an olive-oil coated bowl, cover with towel in a warm area for 1 hour. After 1 hour, punch down dough and let rise another hour.
Roll out on floured countertop, and transfer to pizza peel sprinkled with cornmeal.
Spray or brush a thin coat of olive oil on crust. Sprinkle with tomatoes/sauce, and other desired ingredients. Bake at 400 degree until cheese and crusts are browned to your taste.
Saute 1 t. garlic in olive oil. Add 1 can of tomatoes, 1 t. oregano, and 1 t. basil, and simmer until juice reduces.
PIZZA INGREDIENT IDEAS
- Fresh mozzarella (skip the bagged, shredded stuff! Just chunk up fresh mozzarella around the pizza.
- Bleu cheese
- Canadian Bacon
- Mushrooms: fresh or canned
- Roasted red peppers
- Olives: black, green, kalamata
- Tomatoes: fresh sliced or sundried
- green peppers
- sliced pears
- Red pepper flakes
- caraway seeds