This morning I was cruising around my favorite foodie blogs and stopped in to see what Biscuit Girl has been doing at You Gonna Eat All That. She recently had a run in with fresh homemade pizza. Well, damn, that's what I have to have for dinner. Thanks for the suggestion!
I made a quick basic tomato sauce. I took 3 tomatoes and whizzed them in the food processor and then simmered them for 10 minutes to help get some of the extra water to simmer out. Done.
Chopped some fresh basil, thinnly sliced some onions and some fresh mozzarella.
The pizza dough came from Trader Joe's. So easy.
Pulled out the dough to about 12 inches wide. Spooned on some sauce, spread some basil, onions, crushed red pepper, cheese and threw them in the oven for 6-10 minutes (450 degrees) until delicious!
We have a pizza stone for our oven. I keep it in there all the time. I think it helps give us a little more even heating. In preparing for making the pizzas, I sprinkled some corn meal on the stone before the oven started heating up. I wanted to make sure the dough could hit the stone, so I prepared the pizzas on a flat cookie sheet sprinkled with corn meal as well. When I was ready to put the pizza in the oven, I gave the cookie sheet a shimmie to loosen the pizza and then it slid right onto the stone. Perfecto!
The pizzas were really tasty and good. But too much for the two of us. Should have just made one pizza, but since I hadn't made these before, I didn't know if the one package of dough from TJ's would be enough for dinner...so I bought two and we ate two...well, most of it anyway. Mmm, good.
Now we will wait awhile and eat the TJ's Key Lime Cheesecake for dessert! Will let you know how it is.