When I was at my local farmer’s market yesterday, I found beautiful fresh zucchini blossoms! I was so excited and immediately thought of pizza. You may slap my wrist now as I tell you I don’t make my own dough. I know, I know….it’s probably very easy, and I should do it, but as much as I love to cook, I simply have a fear of yeast for some unknown reason, so I never make it. I buy sacks of fresh dough from local grocery stores like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods. You’ll see in the photos that I’ve used whole wheat dough. I only did that because they were out of white dough. I’ve never eaten a whole wheat crust in Italy, and honestly, I think it interferes with the flavor of the toppings. I know whole wheat is probably healthier for me….but I’m a white crust kind of gal.
1 pizza dough
Parmesan cheese, shredded
Let’s get started.
Preheat the oven as the direction on the bag of dough directs, turn your dough out onto a floured surface, and let it rest while the oven heats up.
Personally, I never bother with a rolling pin. When the dough has come to room temperature, I just turn it over so it’s coated in flour, and start stretching it to fit my pan.
Once it’s in the pan, you’ll brush it with a very light coating of olive oil. No sauce here!