Every time I try to understand why the entire world loves pizza, I can come to no conclusion except that I completely agree. I suppose it's hard to go wrong with any combination of bread, cheese, tomatoes, and whatever else you want. The customization options are probably what makes it enduring, although it doesn't explain the mass preference in America for pepperoni (a preference that I will never agree with).
Bean and I made this pizza last night, and then we made it again tonight with the leftover crust, because it was so effing good.
1 package yeast
1 cup warm water
2 cups bread flour
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
After dissolving the yeast in the water for 10 or so minutes, we mixed the rest of the ingredients in and kneaded it into a dough consistency. Then we let it rise for about 45 minutes, and rolled it out on a gigantic floured cookie sheet.
Then we spread olive oil and oregano over the whole thing, and topped that with a layer of basil pesto and marinara sauce. We covered the entire thing about an inch thick with fresh spinach, and topped that with circles of goat cheese.
Of course then we had to wait twenty minutes for it to bake (at 350 degrees) before we could cure our sudden salivation problem, but seriously. Goat cheese!