So I wanted to go ahead and post my pizza recipes since I made it again today and for some reason I am feeling like recipe hunting. Does anyone else ever do that? Sometimes I do it to find a recipe that uses what I already have in my house but then other times I do it because I like to try new things.
Anyway, here is the crust recipe.
3 cups of flour (more or less as needed)
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 TBS sugar or honey
2 TBS yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 TBS olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp oregano
The first thing I do is mix the sugar and the warm water. Once dissolved I add the yeast to let it proof. I put all of the dry ingredients including the cheese in my kitchenaid mixer and mix till combined. I add the yeast mixture and the olive oil and then let my bread hook do the rest. I start with 3 cups of flour and usually end up adding a bit more so the dough isn't too sticky. After I get the right consistency I let it "knead" in the mixer for 5-10 minutes. Then I cover it and let it rise right in the same bowl. I punch it down and let it rise again but if you are in a hurry then you can use it after the first rise. Split the dough into two equal portions and roll out on a clean floured surface. Bake on a pizza pan for 10-15 minutes on 350. Then add the sauce, cheese and toppings and bake again for 10-20 minutes. Right before the pizza is done I like to turn on my broiler to low and let it brown the crust and the cheese for no longer than 3 minutes. Be careful or it will burn super easy. I put the other partially baked crust right in my freezer on the pan. Then I can use it within the next week super easy. Good luck!
Here is the best pizza sauce recipe but I have been making bbq chicken lately with store bought sauce so its up to you. Traditional red sauce, bbq, alfredo? Whatever you want.
1 6oz can of tomato paste
6 ounces warm water
3 TBS Parmesan
1 tsp minced garlic (I have totally used garlic powder in its place)
2 TBS honey (I have used sugar in it's place but only use 1 TBS)
3/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp marjoram
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp dried red pepper flakes
salt to taste
Combine all the ingredients and let sit for a half hour for the flavors to blend. This sometimes covers two pizzas so I just store the leftover half in a tupperware in the fridge till I need it again. This sauce is super duper delicious. Way better than just regular pasta sauce.
Last little tidbit. If you decide to make a bbq chicken pizza make sure to use red onion, green onion and diced fresh garlic. I know it sounds "oniony" and you will need a whole tin of altoids after but it is the perfect combo with the bbq sauce.
Now excuse me while I go and finish my own bbq chicken pizza!