Growing up on the east coast in close proximity to New York and with my hometown making the best pizza EVER (Croydon Pizza… Check it out) I’ve come to appreciate a good slice. In all my attempts these past few years to impress my husband with “dough spinning skills” I’ve never been able to make a good pizza dough. I have had the bagels with corneal out here in California and thought they were the best bagels I’ve ever tasted so I figured it would be the same with pizza dough. I was on the money with my hypothesis because I am confident in saying this crust is even better then that of Croydon Pizza.. Blasphemy I know…If you don’t like the toppings chosen for this recipe still try the dough because I believe it would taste good no matter what you put on it. Get creative and let me know what worked for you 🙂
Serves: 6-8 340 Calories/slice
– 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
-1 tablespoon sugar
– 1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
– 1/4 tsp salt (coarse sea salt is best if you have it on hand)
– 3/4 cup of warm water
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1/3 of cup cornmeal (Keep a little extra on the side)
– 1 1/2 cups of shredded Mexican blend cheese
– 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breasts
– 1 14.5 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes or regular diced tomatoes, drained
– 1/2 yellow bell pepper
– 1/4 cup sliced green onion
– 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1.) Heat oven to 450 degrees
2.) In mixing bowl combine 3/4 cup of flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Stir in the water and olive oil. Beat about 2 minutes and stir in 1/3 cup of cornmeal and the remaining 3/4 cup of flour to make the dough ball.
3.) Sprinkle a little flour on the surface you want to knead the dough on. Knead for about 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Cover the bowl and let it rise for 10 minutes.
4.) Spray a cookie/baking sheet with cooking spray and sprinkle with additional cornmeal. Press dough into a rectangular shape, and pinch with fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes (until edges start to brown)
5.) After dough is baked sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Top with chicken, tomatoes and bell pepper. Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese. Bake for an additional 6-8 minutes until cheese is melted.
6.) Top with green onions and add cilantro.. Cut.. Serve.. Enjoy 🙂
**All photos are originals taken by me**
**Original recipe can be found at http://www.eatbetteramerica.com**