8ozfresh mozzarella cheesesliced into thin circles
3/4lbchorizo sausagesliced into small coins
Handful of arugula
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
For the dough
In a small bowl or cup, combine warm water and packet of yeast until yeast is fully dissolved.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
Add yeast water and 2 tbsp olive oil to bowl and mix with a fork until fully combined.
Transfer mixture onto lightly floured surface and knead together until dough is formed into a large ball, about 2 to 3 minutes. Dough should be smooth and slightly sticky.
Place ball of dough in a large mixing bowl that has been greased with the remaining tsp of olive oil.
Cover bowl with a towel and let rest for 30 minutes.
For the sauce
While the dough is rising, place all ingredients for the sauce in a blender and blend until liquified. Set aside until needed.
For the pizza
After making the sauce, cook chorizo in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until thoroughly cooked through, about 5 minutes. Place cooked chorizo on a few paper towels and set aside to allow towels to soak up any excess grease.
Time to check on the dough. Remove the risen dough from the bowl and place it on a lightly floured surface. Punch it down and cover it again to rest for 10 more minutes.
While dough is rising a second time, preheat oven to 450 degrees.
After dough has risen a second time, cut ball in half to make two small 12-inch pizzas. Roll each half of dough into your desired pizza shape (I like it to look ‘rustic’ so I just roll it out freeform style) and place on a large baking sheet covered in parchment paper.
Top pizza with sauce, cooked chorizo, mozzarella and cotija cheese.
Bake in the oven for 20 min.
Remove from oven, top with arugula and crushed red pepper flakes.
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