Roll out on pizza stone, to overshoot the edges. Roll up the edges. Prick all over with a fork. Pre-bake in a 475 degree pre-heated oven for 5 minutes. Pull out and set aside.
Then I got a little (too?) creative. I decided to make a chili pizza. For the sauce, I took the thick leftover black bean chili from the night before, pureed it in the Vita-Mix, and spread it all over the crust. Then I spread cooked chicken chunks all over that, and then topped that with homemade goat cheddar cheese. The pizza went in the oven for about 10 minutes at 475 degrees (pre-heated).
The good: The crust didn’t get soggy (we hate that). The crust was a good combination of chewy and crispy. The crust was very good!
The bad: My cheddar cheese didn’t melt and was a little on the salty side. I undersalted everything else to account for this, which worked out okay. The whole pizza was a bit dry. More sauce? (Maybe.) More stuff? (Definitely!) I should have opened a can of olives, at least.
It was a good start. I’ll keep working on it. I have another crust in the freezer to try again next week.
What are your favorite pizza toppings? What’s your favorite way to make pizza? Got any horror stories?
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