Never been to Italy…yet…but my honey says he felt like he walked into an old Italian bakery when he smelled this cooking up. This recipe is knock-your-socks-off yummo….seriously so easy too…you can’t mess it up!

Proof the yeast with 1 C warm water and sugar. Let it get nice and happy for about 8 minutes.

Stir in salt, olive oil and spices….

Gradually add in the flour and knead for about 5 minutes….add in the remaining 1TB vegetable oil. Dough will be formed into a ball. Sides of bowl should be fairly clean.

In a separate bowl….spread some oil around…

Place your beautiful dough ball in the bowl and cover with a damp paper towel. Let it become even more happy :)

After 20 minutes dough will have poofed up a bit….On a baking sheet–spread some oil. Pat out dough with your finger tips….making it reach the corners of the pan. Brush some olive oil on top…

And then sprinkle some Parmesan….Bake and slice it up!
(We topped ours with fresh tomato and fresh mozzerella )

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon white sugar

1 tablespoon active dry yeast

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1 pinch ground black pepper

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup water

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese


1.In a large bowl, proof the yeast with water and sugar. Mix in oil and salt. Mix in spices. Mix in flour. Knead with dough hook or hands.
2.Knead until smooth and elastic. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.

3.Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Punch dough down; place on greased baking sheet. Pat into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle. Brush top with olive oil. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

4.Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Slightly varied…from All Recipes



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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Oh, this looks good!

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