The crust is easy... You can either buy a lump of pizza dough (frozen or fresh) from your local market or make your own... and this is an easy, yeasty dough recipe right here:
Homemade Pizza Dough
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons yeast (I use fast-rising)
3 1/2 cups bread flour (or regular flour)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup olive oil
Dissolve yeast in water. Add sugar and salt. Add flour and olive oil. Mix, then either knead with hands or use a dough hook on low setting to work the dough....
When dough is smooth and elastic, set in oiled bowl and let rise until double.
Punch down dough. Spread on greased pizza sheet or cookie sheet by gently pushing outward with hands until the dough is spread to about 1/4" thickness. Let rise about 15 minutes. Poke crust with fork, letting gas escape.
Cover top of pizza with ricotta cheese, a thin layer, probably about 1.5 cups
Cover that with grated or shredded Parmesan
Sprinkle garlic powder or granulated garlic over Parmesan cheese. (You can use roasted garlic, it's delicious, but for our younger eaters, the granulated gets a better reception).
Cover all with mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 450° until crust is golden and cheese is melted and just beginning to turn golden.
Remove from oven, cool for a few minutes, then slice.
We've been crazy busy here on the farm... Kids in abundance, the rain has finally taken a breather, and the weeding of the pumpkin acres has been going on in earnest...
Strawberries are done...
Asparagus just finished.
And the first chicken coop is ALMOST DONE!!!! I'm so excited!
Then the fencing....
And then I will tear apart the old big chicken shed and turn it into a donkey shed!
There are little friends coming to live on the farm!!! REALLY LITTLE FRIENDS!!!!
This is the miniature donkey coming to live with us in two months... Isn't he adorable???
And mini donkeys don't want to be alone, so this pretty gal is going to join him... and if we're lucky, she'll be expecting a baby donkey next August!