I love to make homemade pizza for my family. It took me a lot of trials & errors to get the curt the way I wanted and to cook it so it looked and tasted like one from the pizzeria. To me buying high quality pepperoni, mozzarella cheese & parmesan cheese makes this pizza outstanding. You need to invest in a pizza stone or use glazed quarry tiles to make a good crusty pizza.
CLASSIC PEPPERONI & MUSHROOM PIZZA
~One store or pizzeria bought pizza dough or make your own pizza crust.
~1-1/2 cups pizza sauce (I like to make my own).
~Pepperoni, as much as you like on a pizza (use good quality pepperoni)
~1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
~1/4 cup fresh mozzarella ball, crumbled
~1/2 cup fresh sliced mushrooms (optional)
~1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, shredded & divided
~1-2 tablespoons olive oil
~Place pizza stone or glazed quarry tiles in cold oven.
~Preheat oven to 500 degrees for 30-45 minutes before place putting pizza on stone.
~Flour a pizza paddle (large thin wooden cutting board or a cookie sheet upside-down).
~Form pizza dough into a 12-inch circle or rectangle.
~Place on the floured pizza paddle/cookie sheet.
~Drizzle pizza sauce in a circular motion over pizza (don't saturate with sauce).
~Place shredded mozzarella cheese over pizza dough.
~Sprinkle 1/8 cup parmesan cheese over pizza.
~Place crumbled mozzarella cheese ove pizza.
~Place pepperoni over pizza.
~Place mushrooms over pizza.
~Slide pizza onto stone, started from the back of the pizza stone.
~Bake for 3-4 minutes.
~Turn off oven.
~Turn on to Broil.
~Cook for another 2-4 minutes, careful not to burn it.
~Remove from oven.
~Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
~Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil.