I was searching blogs the other day and found a great group who attempts to bake all their own breads. This was really appealing to me since baking bread is my new obsession. Cooking my way through Tyler's book forced me to reattempt baking with yeast. I had a successfun run with his Parker House Rolls and have been hooked ever since. I am curious about all breads now and my husband has been wanting to try pizza from scratch. This pizza turned out better than I thought it would. The whole house smelled like a pizzeria and the pizza itself was so good! You would think it came out of a brick oven. I used a pizza dough recipe from food network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sara-moulton/pizza-dough-recipe3/index.html. This recipe seemed to have really good reviews. Let me just say that we were so impressed with this pizza dough that I do not see a reason to change recipes.
The key to baking this pizza was to put your pizza stone in a 500F oven and let it heat up. Prepare the pizza and slide onto the hot stone. You will hear that sizzle when the pizza heats the stone. That is what makes that crust so good. We topped our pizza with tomato sauce, lots of pepperoni, and a spicy marinated mozzarella cheese. I also added some fresh basil, red pepper flakes and some freshly grated parmesan. The end result was out of this world! We are excited about coming up with all kinds of toppings.