Goat Cheese Pizza

Homemade pizza is a favorite in this house.  I buy frozen dough instead of fresh because it is frozen in the perfect shape making it easier to maintain the desired round shape when it is defrosted.  The fresh dough often is smushed, crushed, and very out of shape thus making it almost impossible to shape a round pizza.

This pizza can be altered to taste.  I used what I had in the house, but you could eliminate the pepperoni and add ham or keep it meatless.

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pizza dough, defrosted
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 oz. goat cheese
  • 4 tbls. grated pecorino romano cheese
  • 1 fresh tomato, sliced thin
  • 4 oz. pepperoni, sliced thin
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • dry oregano (to taste)
  • Pizza Stone to bake pizza on

Directions

  • Place pizza stone in oven and pre-heat oven to 450 degrees
  • Sprinkle flour on clean counter surface near your stove!
  • Place pizza dough on floured surface and sprinkle flour on top of dough
  • shape dough to the size of your pizza stone
  • When oven is heated, remove pizza stone from oven using an oven mitt
  • Leave pizza stone on stove-top
  • Quickly move your dough from the counter to your pizza stone taking care not to burn yourself
  • Cover pizza dough with tomato sauce leaving edges without sauce
  • Sprinkle on mozzarella and pecorino romano cheeses
  • Top with pepperoni, goat cheese, fresh tomatoes, and basil
  • Sprinkle with oregano
  • Transfer stone to oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes – Keep an eye on pizza – top should be golden brown and crust should be thoroughly cooked
  • When done, once again remove pizza stone to top of the stove
  • Allow to sit for 3-4 minutes and cut with a pizza wheel
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