Porter Pizzeria

We’ve recently compiled a list of ingredients to take your homemade pizza to the next level. The secret is in the crust, though you don’t have to tell anyone where you got the recipe. We don’t care if you steal our ideas and turn yourselves Italian from the inside out. The world will be better for it.

Crust ingredients

1pkg dry yeast
1 c. warm water
1tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
2.5 c all-purpose flour
Dry or freshly chopped basil or italian seasoning

Preheat oven to 425. Dissolve yeast in water. Add all ingredients and stir. Let rest for 5 minutes. We don’t really have a scientific measurement for the basil. Really, I just sprinkle and stir until it looks like we’re in basil heaven and call it quits.

From here, grease a cookie sheet with oil and sprinkle with corn meal. Pick up the dough and start pulling it apart. If you’re really brave like us, you can toss it into the air and yell fun things like, “Mama mia!” or “Ti amo!” or if you drop it on the floor, “Non fa caso!” (it doesn’t matter). Then spread your dough onto the cookie sheet. Remember: It’s an art, and art is never perfect. Throw it in the oven for 7 minutes.

While your crust is setting up, chop your ingredients. We love mushrooms and tomatoes, though you could make layers of pepperoni, jalapenos, whatever you like.

Once the crust is finished, take the pan out of the oven and spread your pizza sauce. We use the kind out of the jar, but if anyone has an amazing homemade sauce recipe, we’d be willing to try it- just post it in the comments below. Add your ingredients on top.

Top with mozzarella (we don’t like to skimp on the cheese), tomatoes, and sprinkle with more basil. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes.

Yummo. Ciao!


2 thoughts on “Porter Pizzeria”

  1. Hi! I have been reading your blog for a few months now- I sincerely love the honesty and humility that is in each post but haven't commented yet until now…

    My husband and I love pizza- it's one of our things and it usually is on our meal plan at least once every two weeks! I love making our own crust (it's so much better than the stuff from the store) and can't wait to try a variation of your crust. I say variation since I always use whole wheat flour for our crust and wondered if you had ever tried it?? If you haven't, you should- we'll never go back now that we have…

    Oh yeah- our favorite pizza as of late have been topped with butternut squash (roasted in the oven for about 20 minutes first), hot italian sausage (pan cooked), tomatoes and mozza cheese- seriously yummo!! Try it I dare you 🙂

    Feel free to stop by our place, jamieandkristen.com, if you get a chance- it's mostly pictures of our little one (who in my opinion is pretty darn cute) a few recipes and some crafting…


  2. Thanks for the tip Kristen! I tried it with whole wheat flour once I think, but it ended up being really dense. Maybe I need to try your recipe. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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