I have had an on again and off again love affair . . . with pizza that is! Quite a few years ago I lived in Westchester County, New York and the Jersey Shore and truly awesome pizza was abundant; my love affair with pizza was steamy! Living in Northeastern Ohio I have been hard pressed to find a great pizza so my love affair has sizzled; that is until I started making my own pizza and dough. My love affair with pizza is reaching heights I never imagined. The possibilities are endless.
This particular pizza is a white (no red sauce) veggie pizza. I brushed olive oil on the bottom of the crust and layered it with crushed garlic, fresh basil, tomatoes, red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and a mixture of mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
Yields: 2 large pizzas
- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 2 cups warm water (110 degrees to 115 degrees)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 4-5 cups all-purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes or until creamy. Add oil, salt, and 4 cups flour. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Replace with dough hook and knead an additional 6 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rest in a warm place for 10 minutes.
Bake 425 for 20 minutes.
Mmmmm it smells wonderful!
Great photos and that pizza crust looks really good!
Thank you so much for the compliments! The crust recipe is easy and delicious – not too chewy and not too crisp – just right. 🙂
The pizza looks delicious – I love the distribution of veggies on that smoke crust 😀
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Thank you so much! 🙂