As you can see, I did not make it back to post on Monday about my second custom order. I'll get to that another day. The pizza I made Friday night was outstanding if I do say so myself, so I am going to share it here! Here is the recipe I used for the dough (this recipe makes a very generous, thick pizza crust):
1 envelope dry yeast (I used rapid rise)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups sifted flour (I don't sift)
1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
Your choice of sauce
Oregano, basil, grated cheese
Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water & let stand 5 minutes.
In large bowl, dissolve salt in 1 cup warm water, add yeast, & 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
Stir to make a soft dough. Put remaining flour (I reserved some in case it was too much) on board, add dough & knead until it is smooth, elastic & doesn't stick to your hands.
Put in a greased bowl, cover and let rise (I wait a few hours).
Next, I sprinkle corn meal on my pizza stone (flour burns) and stretch the dough to fit. I let it rest 15 minutes or so. Above is the dough up to this point. I brushed on some olive oil with oregano & basil.
Next, I spread the sauce that has been heated up and a couple of cans of mushrooms added to it.
Top with grated cheese, shredded mozzarella (sometimes, I add some shredded cheddar) and we like sliced onions. Bake at 400 degrees until done--approximately 25-40 minutes depending on your oven. I turn my pizza a quarter turn every 10 minutes so it cooks evenly. Peek underneath, the crust should be tan & crispy. And...voila! Enjoy!
It's really not that hard--hope you'll try it!