How to make it

  • To make pizza dough, by hand or with mixer with dough hook, add yeast to bottom of bowl and add hot water to yeast, let yeast 'bloom' for five minutes.
  • Add olive oil, then 2 cups of the flour.
  • Mix to form a soft wet dough.
  • Then add 1/2 cup more of flour first to the mix, it should then be ready - if you think the flour is still too wet, add a little more, but no more than an extra 1/2 cup... or else your dough will be very hard - and think tough pizaa - ugh!.
  • Line bowl and gently drizzle a little olive oil into bowl.
  • Create ball and put into bowl, greasing the top of the ball dough with the olive oil.
  • Cover with clean dish towel and set in a warm spot in your kitchen to allow dough to double in size - anywhere from 30 to 80 minutes...
  • I usually place my dough in the oven with it turned off, it doubles very quickly this way.
  • Sprinkle your cookie sheet with a little corn meal.
  • Once doubled, you have two options
  • option one: turn out onto floured working surface, work with fingers or rolling pin, and roll out into a pie or rectangular shape.
  • Option Two: which is what I do and is way easier, I simply keep the dough in my hands, and slap/throw back and forth the dough between my two hands to stretch it out. I then place it on the cookie sheet that has been sprinkled with a little corn meal. Stretching it further into place, let it rest for five minutes if dough keeps springing back - it will be easier to stretch.
  • Let rest for 20 minutes will allow the dough to rise again slightly if you want a spongy pizza.
  • Do not let is rest if you want a thinner crust, simply top right away with your toppings and off it goes into the oven.
  • Top with your favorite toppings and cook in 425 degree preheated hot oven for 15-25 minutes depending upon your ingredients.
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  • To Make Leah's Fennel White Pizza:
  • After you have made the pizza dough, add crumbled goat cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese on top of dough.
  • Add thinly slice up onions (I've used combination of scallions, bermuda, shallots, yellow, etc) and sprinkle over the pizza dough.
  • Add garlic, sliced fennel, salt, pepper, rosemary - sprinkling each ingredient as evenly as possible over pie dough.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, then add parmesan cheese.
  • Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes or until pie dough is ready.
  • I usually pull the pizza off the cookie sheet onto a cutting board and slice.
  • Cut into strips to serve as a side, or larger slices to serve up as a meal.
  • The green bell peppers I added tonight really worked out super...
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Delicious grown-ups pizza! Saved!
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  • mango 11 years ago
    OHHHH Looks and sounds great, I will try, thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    Oh Leah, The Fennel, Goat Cheese, Olive Oil, and Cornmeal-awesome combo for a fabulous feast! Marky
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  • divaliscious 11 years ago
    Made this again for tonight, but added green bell peppers, had no mozzarella, and used a bermuda onion.... it was awesome.... :-P
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    " It was excellent "
    tippystclair ate it and said...
    FABULOUS! Love it and so will my friends.
    Great post, Leah!
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  • turtle66 11 years ago
    I would like to make this grilled...Gr8t post :)
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  • absinthebride 11 years ago
    LOVE this!
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