I love pizza, so does my husband and also my children.
We have pizza delivery from a local pizza joint, Pizza Maria, who makes thin crust wonderful take out pizza ( you still can taste that it is not made at home).
But since I am now in the bread making frenzy ( my husband said, I should open up a bakery, haha, been there), I also thought, I could use this dough for pizza.
So I set one up, but halved the recipe, enough for 1 cookie sheet.
If you have to make it for a bigger crowd, I would not double it up, but make 2 or 3 ( depending on the crowd) extra doughs, will be easier to work with.
1 and 1/2 cup of plain bread flour
1/2 teaspoon of yeast
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of water.
Mix the dry ingredients, then add the water, do not overwork the dough, just make sure that the water is incorporated well, depending of humidity in the air and in your house, you might need to add a bit more water.
Cover and let sit until tomorrow evening, when you will make the pizza .
And then the next day, you will make your pizza and I think Fridays are good pizza days, or Sunday nights or Thursday evenings or…
Preheat the oven to 500.
Take your cookie sheet and put a piece of parchment paper on it ( tip: if you crumple the paper, then unfold it again, it will be easier to put on the sheet).
Now brush a bit of olive oil on the paper and spread the dough over the sheet, using flour on your hands, so that the dough does not stick too much on your hands. When done, let sit until the oven has reached the temperature.
Now add whatever you like to the pizza, mine had:
Tomato sauce ( you can make it yourself or buy some. I get mine in the fall from Rock Garden Farms in Caledon and when I am done with that, I buy this one at the Hockley Valley General Store)
But any good quality tomato sauce will do and remember, we do not want to slave in the kitchen, that is not what we want, no no.
I also added:
Tuna, from the can, plain in water or oil
Red pepper flakes
And in the oven it goes.
15 minutes later it should be good, keep on checking how it looks on top…an indicator how it looks underneath, because the dough should be nice and thin and bake fast.
And now enjoy your pizza.
Yummy and easy.