Making pizza at home might seem intimidating – especially compared to the relative ease of popping a pre-made frozen pie into the oven, but we think you’ll agree that nothing tastes better than homemade and the process is actually quite simple. PaneBelle’s organic pizza dough is featured in our weekly sale from January 16th – 22nd, along with local Maplebrook fresh mozzarella, local Bove’s pizza sauce, and a handful of perfect pizza toppings, so it’s an excellent time to try your hand at homemade pizza! Feel free to get creative with the toppings. This recipe makes 2 thin-crust 12” pizzas. If you prefer a thicker crust, follow the same instructions but create one larger pizza.
Allow dough to rest on the countertop until it reaches room temperature. Preheat oven to 450 F. Oil two 12” pizza pans. Flour your work surface. Use a sharp knife or dough cutter to divide the dough into two equal sized portions. Use a rolling pin (or hand toss if you’ve got those skills!) to roll each ball of dough into a 12” circle. Transfer the dough to your oiled pizza pan. Spoon 1/4 C of pizza sauce onto each pizza and spread evenly in a thin layer. Slice each ball of mozzarella into thin rounds. Lay mozzarella slices onto each pizza, then top with desired pizza toppings. Grate a generous dusting of fresh parmesan onto each pizza. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes, or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted to perfection.