Pizza Hut was the biggest pizza place in my hometown. Just like other fast food restaurants including Mc.Donalds in my country, Pizza Hut is also considered as a nice restaurant. Yes, it is a restaurant where people sit while enjoying their pizza. The restaurant's interior is also designed to make people comfortable using the space to celebrate special occasions or have a date or get together with friends. Since the food this restaurant offers is pricey for average income, this restaurant, that is usually located in a shopping mall, could be considered a "luxury" restaurant.
My sister and I also liked to visit this place once in a while. We had pizza dates when I went home during my college time. We ordered personal pizza, risotto, and a portion of salad. For the salad, we could only fill up our bowl once or we would get charge for the second portion. So, sist & I (as well as some people) would use our best talent to pile up the vegetables and fruits as high as possible. Haha...hubby always got annoyed when I did that. My sister and I always had a great time. We were excited with the food at the first bites, then the satisfaction dwindled as we scooped more and more food. Before we finished everything, even before we filled full, our stomach usually would feel queasy and we promised not to visit that place anymore. But, the next day or two, we changed our mind and planned for another pizza date. Haha...she still brings this thing up sometimes when we see Pizza Hut restaurants.
I think I like pizza more than I did before, because I can always finish at least 2 slices of big pizza, and my stomach is fine. I also sometimes have moments when I really crave pizza. Furthermore, now I like to make my own pizza like what I did on one Friday evening. For the crust, I used recipe from More-with-Less Mennonite cookbook I got from my friend Ruthie on our wedding day. For the topping, I used whatever vegetables I could find in my refrigerator. Hubby loved...loved...the crust.
Source: More-with-Less Mennonite cookbook
Ingredients: 1 cup warm water
1 pkg yeast (about 7.5 gr)
1 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbs olive oil
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup additional whole wheat flour
Combine water and yeast, let sit for 10 minutes. Add sugar, salt, oil, and 1 1/4 flour. Beat until smooth.
Add the whole wheat flour. Knead until elastic, about 5 minutes.
Place in greased bowl and let rise until double, about 45 minutes.
Divide the dough to 2, roll and stretch to fill 2 greased pizza pans. I don't have pizza pan, so I used the 3 base of my round springform pans with diameter 8, 9, and 10 feet. Let sit for 10 minutes.
Pour the sauce over crust, arrange the toppings, and sprinkle the cheese. Bake at 400'F for 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.