Here are some pizza combinations that
work well. Layer from the bottom up.
Garlic and Oil: Crust, olive oil, chopped garlic, pinch of pepper flakes, coarse
Pesto: Crust, pesto, mozzarella, tomato slices, Parmesan cheese.
and Red Bell Pepper: Crust, olive oil, garlic, roasted red bell pepper, crumbled
feta cheese, sprinkle of oregano.
Provençal: Crust, olive oil, caramelized onions, black olives, anchovies.
Basic Pizza Dough
1 package dried yeast
1 t. sugar
1 1/4 C. warm water or more, if necessary
3 1/2 C. flour
2 T. olive oil
1/2 t. salt
Olive oil spray as needed
1 1/2 C. mozzarella cheese grated
1 can pizza sauce
2/3 C. sliced mushrooms
1/4 C. chopped green onions
1/4 C. green pepper chopped
1/4 lb. Italian sausage browned
1 t. Parmesan cheese or to taste
For dough: Place yeast into small bowl; add sugar and water. Allow to stand for
5 minutes; mix until smooth. Pour mixture into a large bowl; add flour and olive
oil. Mix with your hands to a stiff dough. Knead on a floured board for 10
minutes. Add more water, if necessary.
Place dough ball in an oiled bowl; put in a fairly warm place; allow it to
double in size. Punch down and reshape ball. Repeat if you have time. Turn dough
onto a floured board; roll to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Place on baking sheet
sprayed with olive oil.
Yield: 2 small pizzas or 1 large 9-inch pizza.
Assembling pizza: Place rolled out pizza dough on a baking sheet sprayed with
olive oil. Arrange on pizza dough in order given, ending with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350°F. for about 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbling.