1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (100-115 F)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp veggie oil
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
dissolve yeast in water and then add rest of ingredients and mix. dump onto floured surface and knead (about 5 minutes) into smooth ball, adding more flour when needed.
roll out and placed on lightly corn mealed pizza stone or greased pizza pan. cook for a few minutes at 450 degrees and then remove and add toppiongs. put back in the oven until crust is crispy and lightly brown (12-15 minutes)
Pesto Mushroom Pizza
Instead of pizza sauce, I make a pesto. In a blender, mix basil, extra virgin olive oil, spinach, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese. Blend until it is well mixed. For this pizza, I like to make my pesto very thick with lots of herbs and spinach.
Spread a thick layer of pesto on the pizza. If your crust is large, you will need more pesto. Just toss more basil, etc, into the blender until you have enough to cover your crust - measurements are not important to make a good pesto.
Once the pizza crust is coated thickly with pesto, slice tomato into large slices and lay it on top. Then, slice the mushroom into 4-6 slices and position those around the tomato.
If you wish to add cheese, sprinkle that over the top.
BBQ Onion Pepper Pizza
Instead of pizza sauce, use barbeque sauce. Spread a thick layer of barbeque sauce on the pizza crust. Once the pizza crust is coated thickly with barbeque sauce, sprinkle grated mozzerella cheese on the pizza. Last, slice sweet onions and any color bellpeppers into matchsticks and lay them on top.
Southwester Black Bean Pizza
Use salsa instead of marinara and top with corn and black beans and mozzerella.