I realized I didn't have any pizza recipes on my blog? Crazy, because I love pizza. So, here is one of my favorites. I have been searching for the perfect pizza dough recipe for a while now. I have tried quite a few recipes and have never found the perfect one. They either have a weird texture, take too long to make, taste too much like flour or don't have much flavor at all. Well, I am excited to announce that I have finally created one that I LOVE! It is so easy to make and it doesn't have any oil in it, which means less calories! I love it when you can cut calories and still have amazing flavor! What calories we take away in the crust, we can just make up for them in the cheese!!! I topped my pizza with yummy alfredo, spinach, bacon, chicken and cheese and cooked it on my pizza stone (you must invest in one of these if you don't have one) and it turned out so good and I can't wait until I can eat it again!
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. bread flour
1 Tbl. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 Tbl. active dry yeast
3/4 c. warm water
Dissolve yeast in the water; add the sugar and let set for 5 minutes. Make sure it is frothy and bubbly or start over. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine both flours and salt. Add yeast mixture and mix for 4 minutes using the dough hook. Dough will pull away from the sides of the bowl and stay in a ball while kneading. If it is sticking to the sides of the bowl, add a little flour at a time, until it no longer sticks. Or, if it is too dry, add a little water. Place in a greased bowl and let rise until doubled (about 45 minutes). Roll out onto a lightly floured surface and place on a greased baking sheet (or pizza peel if using a pizza stone). Top with desired toppings and bake until crust is crispy and cheese is bubbly, about 15 minutes.
Chicken Alfredo Pizza
1-2 cups Alfredo sauce (homemade or Classico Brand)
fresh spinach leaves, washed and chopped
1/2 Lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 chicken tenders, grilled and cut into strips (I marinate
mine in McCor