Homemade pizza is fantastic, and the crust can be light and crisp with a few simple tricks. It's helpful to have a baking stone, but you can also use a heavy-duty baking sheet.
Spicy Blue Cheese Pizza
Preheat your oven to 550 degrees with your baking stone or baking sheet inside. (Yep, I'm serious.)
Sprinkle a cutting board generously with cornmeal (you can also use a sheet of parchment sprinkled with cornmeal on a cutting board or other flat surface if you are nervous about transferring the dough to your pizza stone. Gently stretch the pizza dough into a large circle and place it over the cornmeal. Mix together the garlic and olive oil and brush over the pizza crust, then, crumbling the blue cheese with your hands, sprinkle it evenly over the crust. Add a layer of the potato slices to the top of the pizza. Transfer the pizza to the baking stone or sheet by gently sliding the dough off your board (this is where the cornmeal comes in handy) or by sliding the parchment and dough from one surface to the other. Bake for 5-7 minutes (watching closely) until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is entirely melted.
Remove from the oven and top with the onion and chili and greens, if using. Serve immediately.
Lightly oil a large bowl and place the pizza dough inside, covering with a heavy kitchen towel or a piece of plastic wrap. Allow to rise in a warm place for 45+ minutes, or until doubled in size. Punch down the dough and knead a couple of times and it's ready to use.
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