The Ultimate Comfort Food: Homemade Pizza

I love pizza but I hate having it delivered because no matter how delicious it tastes, it is almost always greasy and heavy. Homemade pizza is different though, when done right its always a wonderful treat. Who says good pizza has to be dripping with oil? 

Here's a recipe that is relatively easy to make -- you'll find that the dough is perfect for a thin and crispy pizza.

For the dough:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 cup water

For the toppings:

1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons pizza sauce
1 large tomato, chopped into large slices
1/2 cup green olives
1/4 cup mushrooms
Small handful of basil leaves

To make the dough:
Add the flour, salt and yeast into a large bowl, mixing them thoroughly.  Next add the olive oil and water.  Mix the ingredients together, kneading the dough until no clumps remain.  Make the dough into a ball, place in the same large bowl. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for about 3 hours or until the dough ball doubles in size.

To make the pizza:
When the dough is ready, flour your kitchen counter and roll the dough into the shape of your pan. Place the dough into a floured pan and with a fork, poke some holes into your pizza dough (this is so that any extra sauce will seep into the bottom and you won't end up with a soggy pizza).

Preheat your oven to a medium temperature. In the meantime, sauté your vegetables for 4-5 minutes in extra virgin olive oil in order to loose some of the extra water (again, you don't want a soggy pizza).

Spread the sauce evenly over the pizza dough and then add the vegetables. Next, add the basil leaves and sprinkle with cheese.

This recipe is very versatile; you can add more sauce or cheese if you like and feel free to use whichever vegetables you enjoy.

Makes one medium sized pizza.

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  1. This sounds delicious. You've creating a pizza craving!

  2. If pizza wasn't so fattening, I believe I could eat it everyday. Yum!

  3. Ooh my that picture gets my tummy grumbling...thanks for the recipe, Nirvana! I especially appreciate the tip about poking holes into the dough -- say 'never again' to soggy pizza!

  4. Good girl. Even though I know it's not the best pizza, the convenience of delivery pizza always brings me back for more. I'm proud of you for making your own!

  5. pizza is DEFINITELY the ultimate comfort food. it looks delicious!

  6. Making your own pizza is always fun.

  7. homemade pizza is so great -- i need to do it more often! yours looks wonderful.


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