I found a new pizza crust recipe too - one that I LOVE and the gives fabulous instructions (click here or you can follow mine below) and this pizza was AMAZING!
Pizza Dough: Will make 2
1/2 cup warm water
2¼ tsp. instant yeast - For those that buy the packets,vthis should be 1 packet
4 cups (22 oz.) bread flour, plus more for dusting - Yes, you must use bread flour. Yes, weigh it out.
1½ tsp. salt - I do 2 tsp salt
1¼ cup water, at room temperature
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Directions for Dough:
Measure 1/2 cup warm water into a 2 cup measuring cup. Add the yeast it and stir just a smidge.
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine the bread flour and salt. Mix briefly to blend.
Measure the 1 1/4 water into the 1/2 cup water/yeast mixture. With the mixer on low, pour in the water-yeast mixture. Pour in the olive oil. Mix until the dough is formed. Switch from the paddle attachment to the dough hook. Knead on low speed until smooth or roughly 5 minutes.
Put some oil on a paper towel and wipe the inside of the bowl. Move the dough around to oil the whole bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 2 hours. To make sure dough is risen, take a floured finger and poke a whole in the dough. If it the indentation stays, you're good.
After its risen
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion salt
Mix all ingriedents in a bowl until combined. Place in the fridge.
Artichokes in a jar
Roasted red peppers in a jar
Drain artichokes under running water and chop. Chop spinach and slice mushrooms and red peppers. Add artichokes, spinach, mushrooms and red peppers to a bowl and set aside. Grate cheese. Place in fridge until dough is ready.
I forgot the red peppers
Two hours is up:
Punch down the dough to deflate it. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and form into a ball. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form each into a smooth round ball. If your going to freeze one ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and then put in a quart freezer bag. Preheat the oven and pizza stone to 450/500˚ F for at least 30 minutes. For the other ball, cover with the plastic wrap from earlier and let the dough relax for at least 10 minutes but no longer than 30 minutes.
Roll out a piece of wax paper the length/width of your baking stone. Sprinkle that with flour and cornmeal. Transfer the dough to wax paper and shape the dough with lightly floured hands by just stretching the dough into a circle. If the dough keeps shrinking back when you stretch it, walk away. Let it rest for 5-10 min and try again. Sometimes I've had to do this and other times not - its weird but it works.
The wax paper is under there...
Top with sauce from earlier. Add some cheese. Add the mushrooms, spinach, artichoke and red peppers mix. Add the rest of the cheese. Move the wax paper onto the baking stone. Bake until cheese is golden brown and bubbly 8-15 minutes depending on our oven.
So yummy and so worth it!!!