Homemade Pizzas

DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM, but time required for dough rising

(makes 2 pizzas)

3 cups flour
1 packet instant yeast (pizza crust yeast)
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for forming crust
1 c warm water

in stand mixer, attach dough hook. place flour, yeast, salt and oil in mixer and turn on low.
slowly add water while mixing until dough comes together. add more water or more flour as needed.
flour your hands and pick up ball, place in bowl and allow to rise in warm place for about an hour.

Meanwhile, prepare toppings:
garlic (roasted or toasted)
sun dried tomato
black olive
fresh basil
jarred sauce or homemade pizza sauce
daiya mozzarella cheeze

preheat oven to 500
on a clean floured surface, knead dough for several minutes. add flour as needed to reach desired consistency. cut into two pieces.
drizzle oil on cookie sheet and begin to press one dough ball into crust.
keep working with it, it takes time to stretch to where you want it.
spread additional oil around the edge of the crust, and season with flavorizers:

crust flavorizers
italian seasoning
garlic salt
italian dried herbs
crushed red pepper

repeat with other dough ball on a second sheet.
place crusts in oven until sheen disappears from surface (about 4-5 minutes)
remove and add sauce, cheeze, and toppings
return to oven for 6-10 minutes, until bottom of crust is golden brown.

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