Photo: Abbey Wolf


Photo: Abbey Wolf

1/2 package or 1 1/4 tsp of yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp oil (I use canola)
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 – 2 cups flour
1 cups mozzarella cheese

1 235 ml (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 tsp thyme
1 tbsp basil (fresh is best)
1 tbsp oregano
1 tsp of garlic powder (optional if you want extra garlic)
1 clove garlic
1 onion (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cane, or maple sugar


Proof the Yeast
*Follow instructions on the package if its instant yeast.

In a large mixing bowl add:
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 package or 1 1/4 tsp of yeast
Add add 1/2 tsp of maple sugar (or refined sugar) to the yeast and water.
Let stand for 10 min (or until foam and bubbling appear on the surface)
Add salt to the flour then blend the mixture into the water gradually until all the liquid is absorbed.
Kneed for about 2 min. then form into a ball.
Tip: When the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands or to the sides of the bowl it’s ready.
Cover with a clean dish towel and let rise for 2 hours.
Tip: After 2 hours, cover the bowl and refrigerator over night for slow continued rise.
Flatten and gently press the dough into a 13’ round pizza pan.
Add sauce, cheese and your favourite toppings.
Preheat to 475℉ and lightly grease pan
Bake for 7-10 min or when the crust starts to brown at the edges.
Slice, serve and enjoy!

*Vegans, use your favourite cheese substitute!

Food facts

Pizza has been around for thousands of years, considering it likely started out as flatbread and was modified by various cultures over the years.
The tomato and cheese pizza we traditionally know today, is believed to have originated in Naples Italy, at the end of the 19th century. 

According to this BBC article, “In any given day, more than 40 million Americans will eat pizza.

Its so gratifying to know that there are so many other pizza lovers in the world!

February 8th is National Pizza day!

Boost your pizza with vitamin K and load it with Broccoli! Also might reduce any guilty feelings 😉

Stuff it! The crust... Stuff the crust!

  • Stuffed Crust Pizza Loveliness
    Stretch dough 1/2 inch around the edge
    Add toppings leave room at the edge for cheese
    Add cheese up to the edge gently turn up the dough
    Gently press the dough to close
    Bake @ 475f 10 -12 min