take 1 cup hot water and add 1 package of yeast, then add 1 tsp sugar. Let set for a few minutes. Dump in mixer with 1 cup flour and beat 3-4 min. on high (I used the dough hook). Next, throw in 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning, 1tsp salt, 2 tbsp EVOO, and 2 cups flour. Mix till it looks like dough. Let set for about 20 minutes. Makes 2 pizzas.
I shape this into pizza crusts, bake for a few minutes at 450 or so, then top them, then bake some more, like 7-9 minutes. Just watch it closely, so it doesn't burn. This makes a thin, crispy crust.
For the pepperoni pizza, I used Kroger cheese and Classico sweet basil marinara for the sauce. The girls put pepperonis in the shape of a heart on it.
For the pesto/veggie pizza, I used Kraft cheese, which was way better. I also used store bought pesto (in the fridge section), chopped onion, red and green peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and mild pepper rings. If you like mushrooms, you should add them as well. I don't, so I didn't.
Great pizza, I must say. Thanks, Julie! Now, I need 2 more ovens so I can cook as many as you do when friends and family come over :-)