California Pizza Kitchen BLT Pizza
Make 2 pizzas
3/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F)
1-1/2 teaspoons yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1-3/4 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
cornmeal, semolina or flour for handling
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup crumbled, crisp cooked applewood bacon
2-3 Roma tomatoes sliced in 1/4 inch slices
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise
Pizza Dough: Dissolve yeast and granulated sugar in 3/4 cup warm water in a small bowl. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes or until it gets foamy on top. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a depression in the flour and pour the yeast mixture and oil into it. Stir the liquid and gradually drawing more flour in with the liquid, until you can form the dough into a ball. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes, or until the texture of the dough is smooth. Coat dough with oil, cover it and let it sit in a warm spot for 1-2 hours or until it doubles in size. Punch down the dough, cover it again and let it sit overnight in your fridge
Form the dough into a ball and roll out on a floured surface until very thin and about 10 inches in diameter.
When ready to use pizza dough remove the dough from the refrigerator. Let it sit at room temperature to warm up. This will take about 2 hours.
Place a pizza stone oven and bring the temperature up to 500 degrees F.
Divide the dough in half and rolling one-half into a 10" circle on a lightly floured surface. Place the dough onto a pizza pan or a pizza peel that will be used to slide the dough onto the hot pizza stone. Be sure to flour the pan or pizza peel liberally with flour so that the assembled pizza will slide off easily.
For each Pizza: Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil over each circle of pizza dough. Spread 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese over oiled dough. Sprinkle 1/4 cup bacon over cheese. Place 8-10 tomato slices over the bacon. Sprinkle tomatoes and bacon with 1/4cup of mozzarella. Transfer pizza to oven. Bake until golden brown and cheese is bubbly at the center of the pizza. Carefully remove pizza from oven and slice into 6 pieces.
Mix 2 tablespoons mayonnaise with 1 1/2 cup chopped romaine lettuce. Spread lettuce mixture over pizza and serve.