Pizza all the way from scratch makes 8 slices in flat pizza pan
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup lukewarm water
- 1 packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ¼ cup water
- 8 oz. mozzarella, shredded
- 2 oz. mushrooms, chopped
- ½ pepper, sliced thin
- ⅓ cup black olives, chopped
- 2/3 cup Basic Marinara Sauce
Make sure the oven is hot - very important when you want some crispiness.
In a small bowl, add warm water with yeast and sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes until yeast is dissolved. Stir to completely dissolve if needed at the end of 5 minutes.
Mixing the dough:
Attach mixing paddle to the mixer. Combine olive oil, flour and salt at low speed for 1 minute. Without a mixer mix by hand.
Switch paddle for dough hook. Knead with dough hook on medium speed for 10 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. If dough is wet add more flour.
Coat a large bowl with oil and place dough in ball. Make sure the entire piece of dough is coated with the olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap. Place a small blanket over the bowl. (it should be 78-85 degrees-nice and warm)
The dough should be double in size when ready. (It could take a few hours though) If you wanted to leave it overnight to rise - no problem. The longer it rises the better the flavor. You can also freeze it and use another day if you like.
Remove plastic wrap and punch dough down to deflate. Remove ball of dough from bowl and allow to rest 10 minutes.
Now lightly oil the cookie pan and spread with a paper towel. Sprinkle semolina over oiled pan. Start flattening dough in pan to be baked in. No need for a rolling pin.
Spread dough evenly. Lift dough from time to time to allow it to stretch.
Top with basic marinara sauce, mushrooms, shredded mozzarella, sliced peppers, black olives, pineapple bits or whatever you choose. Be creative.
Now take about 1/2 cup or more if you like (don't overdo) of tomato sauce
Then put whatever toppings you like on top and finish with the mozzarella.
Now add salt to taste, black pepper and oregano and very very little olive oil drizzle.
Now cook in your hot oven for 15 minutes. Keep watching. Make sure the top does not burn. You want the crust crispy with a perfect top.
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