Hungry-Man’s Pizza

Tonight we made pizza for dinner and I must say it was a lot of fun. I call this Hungry Man’s Pizza because we put lots of ingredients on this pizza from bacon to capers and boy did it turn beautiful and so yum yum. I made the dough from scratch and the dough recipe that follows makes dough for 2 pizzas, so I only made one tonight and put the other half of the dough in the freezer to make at a later time. Now don’t be afraid to make pizza dough, it’s super easy.

I started out by pouring the yeast over a cup and a half o warm water.

In the mean time, I placed 4 cups of flour and a tsp of salt in the bowl of my mixer and mixed it a bit.

salt and flour

Next I added 1/3 cup of olive oil to the flour mixture.

Mix the oil and flour mixture for a minute or so then add the yeast water.

The dough should be elastic and should look like in the picture below:

Shape the dough in a ball.

Rub some olive oil all over the dough and place it in a bowl.

Place a plastic wrap over the dough and place in the fridge and let it rest.

While the pizza dough is resting in the fridge, I get the rest of the ingredients ready for the pizza. First I cut up some cherry tomatoes in halves.

So my husband did the shopping for this and I asked him to get some mushrooms for the pizza and he got shiitake mushrooms, so I’ve never made pizza with shiitake mushrooms but they were really really delicious on the pizza.

My favorite ingredient in this pizza, of course, is the bacon, doesn’t it look yummy :)

Next come the olives. We love Kalamata olives and funny story here, my husband wanted to cut up the olives himself, because he didn’t like the way I cut them last time. Now these olives have the pits in them, so you have to remove the pits and then slice them up, so a pretty tedious job. So my husband starts pitting the  olives and slices them up, and sure enough after about 5 or 6 olives he’s had enough so he decides to put the rest of the olives on the pizza as whole. :) Of course I didn’t say anything.

Bacon gets chopped next…mmmm :)

We also put capers on this pizza.

Now the fun part begins. We assemble the pizza. But first I’m using this aluminum pizza pan so I put some olive oil on it so the pizza won’t stick to the bottom.

Here’s what the pizza dough looked like when I took it out of the fridge, it doubled in size, and this was only in less than half hour.

And now we had some fun stretching out the dough, you can also roll it with a rolling pin, or do it like the pros. I’m no pro, so I used a rolling pin. :) I also rubbed a bit more olive oil on the pizza….for flavor?

Spread your favorite pizza sauce on the pizza, or you could make your own, but I just used some stored bought pizza sauce.

Next spread the cheese, I’m just using plain mozzarella cheese here, so feel free to use as much as you want.

And here, my beautiful dog was smelling the bacon and she was trying to get up on the island to get closer to it and maybe, just maybe a piece would fall her way.  Isn’t she cute. :)

Anyway, after all the ingredients are on the pizza this is what my gorgeous pizza looked like..

To give you a better idea, here you go:

Yum, eh? And now….drum roll please…the final product….

And now for the recipe:

Hungry-Man's Pizza

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Hungry-Man's Pizza

Ingredients:

    Pizza dough
  • 1 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 package yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • Hungry-Man Pizza
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup olives sliced

Instructions:

  1. Pour the yeast over the warm water in a small bowl. In the bowl of your mixer, add the flour and salt and mix. Add the olive oil and using the dough hook, mix for about a min.
  2. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture and mix until well incorporated. Shape the dough into a bowl and place in an oiled bowl, rubbing oil on the dough as well, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  3. Fry the bacon on a plate with paper towels to soak up the fat. Slice up the tomatoes, mushrooms and olives.
  4. Preheat oven to 500 F degrees.
  5. Take the dough from the fridge and cut it in two pieces. Refrigerate half of the dough if you're only making one pizza. Roll out the pizza dough and place it on a oiled pizza pan, no need to oil the pan, if you're using a stone.
  6. Assemble the pizza, start with the pizza sauce, mozzarella then the rest of the ingredients.
  7. Bake the pizza for about 15 minutes or until done.
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Enjoy!

Comments

  1. Roxy says

    Mmmmmm, imi ploua in gura :) I make pizza from scratch almost every weekend. It takes a little bit of time, but it tastes so much better than any restaurant pizza around here.
    I started using a different recipe for the dough. I use 14 g of yeast and you don’t have to let it rise anymore. I still let it sit 30 minutes, but it’s not necessarily. I also add 2 tsp sugar, but I’m not sure if that makes a big difference or not.
    My favorite toppings (aside from the delicious bacon, of course) are prosciutto, corn, roasted garlic, roasted red peppers, fresh basil, feta, spicy salami, sundried tomatoes. If I use mushrooms, I sautee them first with onions and garlic. I love the flavor!

  2. says

    This pizza looks AWESOME! Love all those different ingredients, I bet they would taste amazing together…especially the bacon!

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