Ranch Dressing Artichoke Pizza

                Ranch Dressing Artichoke Pizza
Pizza Crust

2/3 cup plus 2 T warm water
1 ½ tsp yeast
2 tsp sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 T oil
    In a small bowl or measuring cup dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water.  Let it sit for 5 minutes.  Sift together the flour and salt in a medium bowl.  Make a depression in the flour and pour in the oil and yeast mixture.  Use a fork to stir the liquid, gradually drawing in more flour as you stir, until all the ingredients are combined.  When you can no longer stir with a fork, use your hands to form the dough into a ball.  Knead the dough with the heels of your hands on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes, or until the texture of the dough is smooth.  Form the dough back into a ball, coat it lightly with oil, and place it into a clean bowl covered with plastic wrap.  Keep the bowl in a warm place for about 2 hours to allow the dough to double in size. 
    Roll the dough out onto a baking sheet or pizza pan until very thin. 

The Topping

1/2  cup ranch dressing
1-14 oz.  can artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1- 4 oz.  jar sliced pimentos, drained
¾ cup shredded mozzarella
¾ cup grated Parmesan
Combine remaining ingredients saving ¼ cup Parmesan to sprinkle on top. 

Spread on crust.  Bake at 375 F, 15-18 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes.


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