Tonight I made pizza for dinner. The dough was so easy I whipped it together before I ran to cub scouts. When I got home the dough was ready to roll out and bake. I use my ceramic baking sheet and pre heat it in the oven at 425 degrees. I sprinkle the sheet with cornmeal before I set the pizza crust on the ceramic baking sheet. I like to bake the crust without toppings for about 10 minutes first.
I topped the pizza with freeze dried sausage crumbles and freeze dried mushrooms, rehydrated. I always mix some tomato powder with a cup of pre-made pasta sauce. The tomato powder thickens the pasta sauce just enough. I usually add about one tablespoon of tomato powder to one cup of pasta sauce.
When the crust is half baked I spread on the sauce and the mozzarella cheese. I love rehydrating freeze dried mozzarella cheese. Tonight I had fresh mozzarella on hand so I shredded and used that instead. Once the sauce and cheese are on, I top the pizza with the rehydrated sausage and mushroom slices.
Then I bake the pizza for another 10 minutes at 425 degrees.
Its so lovely to have shelf stable pizza.
I almost forgot to take a photo of the baked pizza. Here is the last piece a few hours after it came out of the oven. It turned out so yummy.