My mother thinks the Pie should feature more in this little DIY show. So here you go.
Pizza is one of Pie’s specialties, one he learned from my dad, the self-titled Pizza King. It’s pretty easy, but the Pizza King will have you believe otherwise. The other day was date night for us and we needed something that didn’t require a lot of effort and had us out of the house by 6:30.
You take your recipe for Mack Truck Bread and halve it. When you are in the process of mixing the flour with the water/yeast mixture, add a tablespoon of olive oil.
Leave the dough to rise for an hour in a warm spot.
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Spray a pizza pan and flatten your dough a little bit onto the pan. Let it rise for another 20 minutes or so on the pan, then flatten it outwards so it fills the whole pan.
Sprinkle some herbs on the dough. I like to put herbes du provence on the dough. For some reason the lavender makes for a tasty pizza pie.
Open up a 7.5oz (213mL) can of pizza sauce and smear that baby all over your dough.
Arrange upon the pie the toppings of your choice. Given that we just had Easter, we have a lot of leftover ham, so that’s what we used. We also used onions and mushrooms, a favourite combination according to the Pie.
Top that with some grated mozzarella cheese (in this case we used marble cheddar) and bake for 25 minutes.
Slice it up and serve it hot. It’s good the next day as well.