I bet we eat homemade pizza once a week. You can take basically anything from the fridge and make a pizza. Pizza is fast, easy and cheap to make.
First, here is the pizza crust recipe I use. It takes 15 minutes once you throw everything into the bowl, so you don’t have to plan ahead!
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of yeast
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of warm water
- Optional: change the oil to a flavored oil. I used green chili oil in this particular pizza mixed with olive oil. Add 1 teaspoon of dried basil or oregano to the dough. Add a bit of pepper or parmesan.
Mix well then knead for 5 minutes. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes while you prepare the toppings.
After ten minutes, pour a little corn meal on a parchment covered (optional) cookie sheet. Stretch the dough out with your fingers, then stretch it on the cookie sheet. Flip over and stretch the rest of the way.
Toppings! I use my homemade pizza sauce, but you could also use a bottled pizza, alfredo, or even just a good garlic oil to top the pizza with. Smear soft cheese as the base or pesto.
Caramelize onions, or sauté mushrooms, or cut up everything in the fridge. Here I used fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and dried basil. I drizzled truffle oil over the whole thing.
I swear I bake about everything in my toaster oven. 425 degrees for 10 minutes on the middle rack, then move to the lowest setting and bake for another 2-4 minutes. You could do this in the oven as well, just change it to 450 degrees.
Pour a glass of wine, find a movie (it’s winter, we watch a lot of movies until the light and garden come back again!), and enjoy!
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That’s AWESOME…. I do somewhat the same thing. I use large tortillas (you can also find them vegetarian) crisp it up while preheating the toaster. add the same toppings and enjoy. Rod