Pizza!


I was so honored and cherished AND shocked with the Adamos and my roommates said my crusts were better than Trader Joe's!

Makes 2 pizza crusts that fit into 2 of those 10"x15" jelly roll pans. Best if rolled out kind of thin. If using toppings that are juicy (i.e. sliced tomatoes or pineapple) best to bake the crust a little bit before putting the toppings on.

2 t yeast
1 C warm water
3 t sugar

3 C bread flour
1 1/2 t salt
2 T olive oil

Dissolve yeast and sugar in water for 10 minutes. (If you don't have a thermometer for the water, if you microwave it in a pyrex measuring cup for 30 s, it should do the trick.)

Stir together flour, and salt and mix in the water with a wooden spoon until a ball, then knead for 5 minutes adding flour until ball is no longer sticky.

Oil a large bowl and let rise, covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until doubled. Punch down and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut in half and roll out.

I like to put all the toppings except cheese and bake at 450 it until it's just about done, and then lastly add the cheese and bake until the cheese melts.

Topping suggestions:
Hawaiian
Marinara (usually a jar of sauce + a small can of tomato paste to thicken), mozzarella, ham, pineapples

BBQ Chicken
BBQ sauce, cheddar/mozzarella OR gouda/mozzarella, red onions, chicken, cilantro

Meat Combo
Marinara, mozzarella, sausage removed from casings, ham, mushrooms, olives, bell peppers

Susanne's Specialty
Ricotta, mozzarella, spinach, red potato slices (baked and sprinkled with Italian herbs), caramelized onions

Taco
Marinara, mozzarella, corn, red bell peppers, ground beef (with cumin, salt, chili powder, garlic and onions), sliced onions, cilantro

Vegetarian
Alfredo sauce, crushed garlic, artichoke, mozzarella, green onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, sliced tomatoes

Mediterranean
Hummus, mozzarella/feta, oregano sprinkled on top, curried cauliflower, bell pepper

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