Pizza. One of my favorite dinners. Is it because I’m part Italian? Probably. But it is seriously one of my favorite meals.
Moving to Bigfork, however, doesn’t give many options for cheap, fast pizza. Unless you drive 30 minutes into town. But doesn’t that get rid of the whole “fast” part? Oh well.
This pizza takes 10 minutes (maybe) to put together, 20 to bake, and is delicious.
1 (.25 oz) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup warm water (110 degrees)
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy. Stir in flour, salt, and oil. Combine until smooth.
After mixing the dough in my stand mixer, I like to throw it on my pizza stone (or cookie sheet) and stretch it out to the size I want it. Then I let it sit for a couple minutes while I get out all of my toppings.
I just did pepperoni and cheese for this one, but the options are endless!
First step is the sauce. I am using my favorite spaghetti sauce, but I use BBQ sauce when making BBQ chicken pizza! Spread it all over the dough, leaving about an inch or so without sauce for the crust.
Next is the all important Cheese. I lather it on there. I love cheesy pizza!
And then the pepperoni. Philip loves his pepperoni. I bet you can guess which side is his. Crazy husband.
Throw it in the oven to bake up nice and pretty for about 20-25 minutes and voila! Delicious Homemade pizza.
I like to let it sit for a couple of minutes before cutting, which seems to keep the toppings together a little better.