Friday nights are homemade pizza nights! My husband loooovvvees pizza and we usually have a little family date at home on friday evenings to celebrate the end of the work week + the beginning of weekend fun! What are some of your family/weekend traditions? Happy Friday!
Our pizza dough
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp yeast (or one package will do)
1 1/4 cup warm water
I make my dough in the bread maker machine on the dough setting (takes 1 1/2 hr to stir and rise) but you could easily do by hand as well. Combine ingredients (add a couple more tablespoons of flour if dough seems too wet, water if it seems too dry), let rise for 30 min to an hour.
Roll out on floured surface, place dough on a greased pizza pan or stone (we like to sprinkle pan with cornmeal first, too). Then top with fresh chopped tomatoes or part of a can of crushed tomatoes (or pizza sauce). Add aromatics such as chopped garlic, oregano, basil, salt + pepper (if just using regular tomatoes), or pesto. We usually add organic pepperoni, a few handfuls of spinach leaves, and a combo of cheeses (fresh mozzarella, sharp cheddar, parmesan, and/or feta).
Bake at 450 for 15-17 min or until cheese is slightly browned.