I only baked pizza twice in my life, the first one was a disaster and the second, the recipe below, was absolutely delicious! Argentineans are known to bake the best pizza (pronounced pissa) in the entire world. As a kid in Buenos Aires, I have tasted and eaten a lot of pizzas. No European version I ate later was as good, but this one here is for me, absolutely the best! What I love is the delicious thin, crispy crust and the fact you don't have to wait ages before you can eat it!
- .25 oz. packet active dry yeast (7 grams)
- 1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup 110 degree F water
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- sauce, cheese, and toppings of your choice
Dissolve yeast and sugar in water; allow to rest for 8 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Pour yeast mixture over flour mixture and mix well with a heavy spoon. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.
Working from the edges to the center, press dough into a 12" circle. Place dough on a lightly greased pizza pan and stretch dough to edges. Spread sauce over crust and top with cheese and desired toppings. Bake in a 500 degree F oven for 8-12 minutes, or until edges are golden.