I really wanted pizza last night but was not able to get any so I decided to give yeast another try. I just found out that warm-hot water is the key. I used to always use room temperature water… I put my favorite ingredients on this irregularly shaped pizza and it is so good!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 225 mL warm-hot water (a little less than 1 cup)
- One 9-gram packet of active dry yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 TBS olive oil
- Deli slices of prosciutto
- Deli slices of pancetta
- Deli slices of black forest ham
- Chopped broccoli rabé
- Handful of baby spinach leaves
- Slices of bell peppers, green and red
- Quarter of onion, sliced
- Mozzarella cheese, finely grated
- Tomato sauce
Mix flour with the yeast, sugar, and salt then make a well in the center and add water mixed with olive oil. Knead dough until elastic and smooth, approximately 10 minutes. Cover and put it in a warm place and let it rise, approximately 2 hours.
Optional: put in refrigerator overnight.
Preheat oven to 450ºF. Knead dough for 5 minutes before you cut it. Cut the dough and roll it however thick you want. Roll the dough flat and place on a pizza oven dish. Layer the pizza: tomato sauce, onion, leafy vegetables, meats, bell peppers, then top with cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on ingredients.
The cost to make this pizza: $31.47 I made 6 pizzas so that’s $5.25 for one!