Mini Mexican Pizzas

1 packagepowdered yeast
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoonswarm water
1-1/2 cupsflour
1/4 cupolive oil
1/2 teaspoonsalt
8 tablespoonssalsa
2 cupsshredded Mexican cheese blend
4 tablespoonsdiced green chiles
1/8 to 1/4 cuponions, chopped
cilantro, basil & crushed red pepper to taste

Equipment List

Pizza Pan
Mixing Bowls


Dough instructions:
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix all the ingredients together. Knead for 5 minutes. Put dough in lightly oiled bowl and cover. Let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Divide dough into 4 pieces and place in oiled pans. Spread dough with fingers around bottom and part way up sides of pan. If dough tears, just pinch together. Bake in preheated 425 F oven about 8 minutes. Remove from oven.

Spread about 2 tablespoons salsa on each crust. Spread cheese over salsa. Sprinkle chilies and onions over cheese, then sprinkle on cilantro, basil and crushed red pepper - according to taste. Bake in 425 F oven around 15 to 17 minutes. If using a gas oven, place rack on the floor of the oven. If using an electric oven, place rack on the second rung from the bottom.

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