We love this thin crust pizza recipe that we found online, it works out great for us because my husband is a very picky pizza eater. He loves pizza, and learned to make it when he was still a kid. However, we have had a hard time finding a really good crust that has that wonderfully chewy texture that you find in restaurants. Then I stumbled across a website for “authentic Italian recipes.” Click Here to see it for yourself. On that site, I found a recipe for Neopolitan style Pizza dough. It’s still not as chewy as I would like, but it is better than any other home-made crust we’ve tried. You have to give it time to raise, but if you do, then it makes a really nice cracker crust. The best part about making your own pizzas is that you can use whatever toppings you want; I’ll give you the toppings we put on the one pictured.
Is Pizza Italian?
Pizza is commonly believed to have originated in Italy.
But, the origin of pizza may go back to ancient times in the middle east.
The Greeks, Egyptians, Armenians, Israelis, and Babylonians made something similar to pizza.
They baked a flat bread in mud ovens.
Today pizza is considered an Italian dish and consists of a usually round, flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and various other ingredients baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven.
Is Cooked Spinach Healthy?
Spinach is a very healthy vegetable.
There is no loss of nutrients in steamed or sautéed spinach.
Cooked spinach may even be healthier than raw spinach.
When you eat spinach that has been heated, you will absorb higher levels of vitamins A and E, protein, fiber, zinc, thiamin, calcium, and iron.
Do Mushrooms Have Nutritional Value?
Mushrooms are quite nutritional. They are low in calories, have no fat and no cholesterol, and are very low in sodium. Mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, riboflavin, niacin and potassium.
Thin Crust Pizza
Thin Crust Pizza
For the Dough
- 1 teaspoon yeast, dry active
- 1 1/4 Cup water, warm
- 1 Cup flour, cake, not self-rising
- 2 1/2-3 Cup flour, all purpose
- 2 teaspoon salt, I usually half this
- olive oil
Toppings for above photo
- 1 package Alfredo sauce, prepared, I don't usually like the powder packages but I think the Alfredo makes a good pizza sauce.
- mushrooms, diced
- chicken, pre-cooked
- bacon, pre-cooked
- fresh spinach, cut in ribbons
- mozzarella cheese
- Add yeast to warm water & allow to sit for 10 min.
- In a large bowl, combine flours and salt.
- Add the yeast mixture & stir to form a soft dough.
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.
- Knead until smooth and elastic, adding more flour as needed.
- Coat a bowl with olive oil.
- Place the dough in the bowl, turning it once to coat with oil.
- Cover and let rise in a warm place. The dough should double in volume (1-1 1/2 hours).
- Flatten the dough and divide in half.
- Shape each piece into a ball & let raise for another hour.
- Add toppings and bake at 425 for 15-20 min.