And, although I've enjoyed trying essentially every pizza place in Madison (Salvatore's Tomato Pies newly opened on E. Johnson being my new favorite!) there's something extra special about making the dough from scratch. And, as I always mention, if I can make it, so can you!
Ingredients (for crust)
1 package dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 ½ cups flour
2 TBS oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
A pizza pan with tiny holes (not too big)
Grease for pan
Recommended Ingredients (for toppings)
Garlic, Basil, and Parsley
Any other toppings! (pepperoni, peppers, and onions shown)
What to do:
3 Cover bowel with towel and let rise in warm place about 15-30 minutes. (You can actually preheat the oven for ~2 minutes, then turn it off, and put covered bowls in the oven while it rises)
|After the dough has risen.|
4 Preheat oven to 425oF.
6 Bake at 425oF in lower portion of oven for about 7 minutes, until crust is slightly brown.
7 Remove from oven and let cool on wire rack.
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8 Top with tomato sauce, basil, garlic powder, parsley, shredded mozzarella cheese and other toppings.
I've had multiple dinner parties where I make pizza crusts and guests bring over toppings - this works out really well because there are all kinds of different toppings for pizza, and guests tend to bring over things I would never think to buy: prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, and tomatoes being some of my favorites. Any other pizza toppings (or crust recipes) I should try? Would love to hear! I'm always looking for excuses to indulge in more pizza.