I still find it hard to believe that this is the first time (that I can remember at least) that I've made pizza. And I am seriously wondering why in the world I've never done it before. At the suggestion of Chelsea, I used this recipe for the dough. I have plenty of recipes, but they all required many many more hours of rising, and given how busy I've been, it worked pretty well to come home from work a wee bit early and have a pizza coming out of the oven by 7:30pm last night.
We topped it with some simple tomato sauce, mushrooms, green peppers, artichoke hearts, spinach, and just a touch of onion (we're not big onion people here). I used some deliciously fresh mozzarella on mine, and Jared's, of course was sans-cheese. I don't think I'll ever grow to like cheese-less pizza, but that's fine. It actually worked out perfectly to make two separate ones and they both fit on the baking stone that I have. I baked the pizzas for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees. I really liked the dough, it was the perfect thickness, but I think I'd like it if it was a little less dense. Maybe I'll have to try a longer rising dough recipe next time. In any case, I can tell that pizzas are about to become a regular meal here, I'd like to freeze some dough so I don't have to worry about rising and kneading, just defrosting. I'm also excited to do more pizzas over the summer when we have more fresh veggies and herbs from the garden (I know I had resolved to do that last summer, but it just never happened) What's your favorite kind of pizza?