Delicious Pizza made with bread flour , mozzarella cheese and Vegetable toppings
In a large bowl combine 1 cup of flour , instant yeast, sugar,salt and dried basil (if using) .
Add olive oil and water and mix well.
Add another cup of flour gradually and stir until the dough is cohesive and forms an elastic ball.
You can use either use your hand to knead for about 10 minutes or a stand mixer for about 5 minutes.
Place the dough in a bowl drizzled with olive oil and brush it completely with oil. Cover it up with a wet cloth and keep in a damp and moist place.
When the dough doubles in size after about 30 minutes , gently deflate and knead on a floured surface.
Roll into a thin layer and poke holes with a fork to avoid rising while baking .
Add tomato sauce ,shredded mozzarella cheese and vegetables like bell pepper, onions,tomatoes, basil leaves, olives, mushrooms or any other of your choice.
Preheat the oven to 425 def F and bake for about 15 minutes until the cheese is fully melted.
You can also broil for about 2 minutes to get a nice brown layer of cheese on top.
Garnish with chopped basil leaves, red chili flakes and more cheese.Enjoy!
In a sauce pan, heat up some olive oil.
Add chopped garlic and saute .
Add the Italian herbs , basil and tomato sauce .
Add water and mix well , to make it to desired consistency and simmer.
Add brown sugar or honey and salt to taste.
Add chopped basil leaves and mix well.