Homemade pizza with ham and two cheeses.
K, so I'm a pizza lover. I truly could eat it every day. All day. And then I'd blow up. But it wouldn't matter because I would die happy. Eating pizza.
But even when we get good deals on frozen pizza or at the pizzeria itself, pizza can be so expensive. So I dared to try to make it myself. With yeast and everything. (Making anything with yeast has always scared me because I just wasn't sure how to do it or wasn't sure about making the water the right temp or that it bloomed. I know, making a mountain out of a molehill.)
I found this great recipe and my love of pizza and cheap outweighed my fear of yeast. And I discovered that it was so easy. EASY! And delish! My hubby loved this pizza.
1 Tablespoon (or 1 packet) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon each garlic powder, rosemary*, Italian seasoning
I didn't have rosemary on hand so I substituted oregano.
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil to water mixture. Combine dry ingredients and then add wet. Stir well. Knead in bowl - adding extra flour if necessary - until dough is smooth.
Press evenly onto very lightly greased pizza stone. Add sauce and toppings. Top with mozzarella cheese. (We also added a bit of cheddar.)
Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned. Enjoy!
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