I can’t even put into words how good this pizza is. If you know me, you know that the taste of food is very important. It must taste good if I’m going to spend time making it or spend money buying it. I know I shouldn’t look at food that way (as it’s a source of fuel), but I do. I hate dieting, I usually hate whole wheat alternatives, and spaghetti squash is NOT the same thing as spaghetti…it taste like squash…bleh. That being said, I do still try to eat healthy out of a desire for a good looking body, both inside and out.
I emphasize the “taste of food”, so you know that I do not post recipes on my blog, just for the sake of posting recipes. If they’re on my blog, you better believe they WILL taste good.
Pizza is my favorite food. Move over filet mignon, get me a pizza! The other day I wanted to make a BBQ pulled pork pizza (similar to California Pizza Kitchen’s BBQ chicken pizza), since we had a ton of pulled pork from THIS recipe. So I looked up a homemade pizza crust on Pinterest and I found the perfect one. So here’s a pizza you must try!
Ingredients for Crust:
1 Tbsp. Honey (I used Agave Nectar)
Packet of Active Dry Yeast (don’t be scared of this ingredient, pour into water and let it do its magic)
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 tsp. salt
3 cups All Purpose Flour (I’m sure you could use whole wheat or mix the two)
1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I usually use coconut oil, but figured olive oil would work better in a pizza)
Toppings for BBQ Pulled Pork (or Chicken) Pizza:
*No measurements, just eyeball it.
BBQ sauce (I didn’t measure, I just drizzled over crust)
Pulled Pork or Chopped Chicken
Onion (I used a yellow onion, but could also use red)
Directions for Pizza:
I recommend following the step by step visual directions HERE, but here’s what I did. She made a different pizza, but it also looked really good, healthy too.
- Add agave nectar and yeast to the warm water (microwave water for about 30 seconds to get it warm, then add nectar and yeast).
- Stir all of it together and let it sit for 5 minutes until foam appears on top.
- In the meanwhile, pulse flour and salt in a food mixer. I used a blender and it worked fine. I just used the pulse mode and had to shake it up once in a while.
- Add the yeast mixture AND olive oil to the flour in blender or mixer. This will get thick and sticky.
- Dump onto a floured surface and knead for 3 minutes, adding flour to prevent sticking when needed.
- Cut ball of dough into two sections to have two different balls.
- Place on a floured baking sheet, covered with plastic (spray plastic so it doesn’t stick), and let rise for 45 minutes. It should be in a warm place to help it rise. I put mine by the window since it’s warm outside. Mine rose pretty quickly.
- Grease a pizza pan and/or foiled baking sheet. I used both because I was baking both dough balls.
- Stretch the dough with your fingers. It spreads pretty quick. Just stretch it out to a circle or rectangle, depending on how thick you want it.
- Brush about 1 tsp. over each crust. You can use your fingers if you don’t have a brush.
- Drizzle BBQ sauce over crust, sprinkle cheese on dough, add pork or chicken, add onions, and then sprinkle a little more cheese on top (just a little). I topped the other dough with spaghetti sauce, cheese, sausage, green pepper, and onion.
- Bake pizza at 475 degrees for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. She says 500, but I think my oven cooks faster, so I only set it to 475.