Don't you love my blurry pictures of that amazing pizza? Believe me, this pizza is kind of transcendent - not your mama's homemade pizza.
Jim Lahey-Inspired Pizza Crust
makes 2 cookie sheet sized pizzas - I double if Tyler's home
3 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. yeast
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/3+ cup room temperature water
Mix all ingredients together. Add a little bit more water if the dough is too dry. Need just until smooth. Place dough in bowl and cover with plastic wrap or towel, and sit in a warm place for 2 hours.
Dust cookie sheet or pizza stone with corn meal. I use a generous amount because my cookie sheet sticks to the pizza, and I don't want holey pizza! Stretch and roll and stretch some more into a pizza that fits whatever pan you have. Put dough on pan, and top however your little heart desires. I usually use just whatever's on hand.
Here are a few favorites -
bacon and onion ( fry up the bacon before topping!)
ham, pineapple and onion
chilies and corn ( with a little cheddar)
and the one above - onion, bell pepper and spinach
It was seriously amazing. I L.O.V.E. it.
For sauce, I use a little leftover pasta sauce or canned tomato sauce. Sometimes I add garlic, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I simmer and thicken it, sometimes I don't.
Top with cheese and bake!
Use your highest oven temp. Mine is 550 degrees. Each pizza takes between 8-10 minutes for me. Keep and eye on it!!