Pizza

Pizza is not hard to make.

Dough:

In a large bowl, dissolve 1 packet of yeast in 1.5 cups of water. To dissolve it, let it sit 10 minutes.

Add 1 to 2 cups of all purpose or bread flour, and a pinch (1/8 tsp) of salt. Stir with a fork to mix. Cover with a plastic bag. A clean grocery bag is perfect.

Let the dough sponge form over 1 day (24 hours or so). It's ready when it smells a little funky, like beer.

The dough will be gooey. Add a half cup of flour and mix it in with your hand. If the mess is too sticky, add more flour. You can add a lot. The point is to get a big, soft ball of dough. Then, flour the counter or a cutting board, and plop the ball of dough out onto it. Knead it around 10 to 30 times, dusting it with flour to add the flour to the dough. The texture should change.

The longer you knead it, the harder it gets. Let the dough sit for an hour or so. It'll "relax" and become more pliable.

Roll the dough into a round flat pizza. If you want it thin, roll it thinner.

Let the dough sit, covered with plastic or a pan, for an hour or two. It'll rise again, forming big bubbles that taste good.

There's your crust. You may bake the crust a little bit before putting toppings on it. Bake it in a 500 degree F oven.

Put the crust on a baking sheet, or, better, on a pizza pan with holes in it.

To make a fancy pizza, don't use sauce.

With a spoon, spread olive oil onto the pizza.

Slice tomatoes thin, and layer them onto the pizza. If you want onions, do the same. If you want garlic, crush it and add it. Sprinkle dried herbs on this, if you want.

Shred mozzarella cheese over the tomatoes. You can go thick or thin. Thick will hold heat better but lead to a soggier pizza.

Bake in a 500 F oven for around 15 minutes. Check to make sure it's cooking.

When it looks done, turn off the heat.

If you want the cheese to be browned, put it in the broiler for around 30 seconds to one minute.

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Just awesome! Thanks will

Just awesome! Thanks will definitely do it this weekend. :)