For crust: 3/4 cup warm water (105-115°F) 1 Tablespoon sugar 2-1/4 teaspoons dry active yeast 2 cups gf flour (see note below in Tips section) 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1-1/2 Tablespoons olive oil Extra olive oil for forming dough
For the topping: 8 thinly sliced pancetta 1/2-3/4 cup gf pizza sauce (try Muir Glen organic pizza sauce) 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
In a small bowl combine warm water, sugar and yeast. Stir and proof for about 5 minutes or until foamy.
Mix gf flour and salt in work-bowl of a heavy-duty mixer fitted with a paddle.
Add 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil to proofed yeast. Pour yeast mixture into flour mixture and mix on medium speed for 6-7 minutes. The dough should be soft enough to cling to the sides of the bowl. If it is too stiff, add warm water, 2 tablespoons at a time until dough softens.
Turn dough out onto a greased pizza pan. Drizzle dough with olive oil and rub your hands with a little olive oil. Press dough into an even layered circle, creating a little lip around outer edges. If it starts to stick to your hands rub your hands with a little more olive oil.
Cover pizza crust with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the pancetta slices on top of a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper, in a single layer. Top with another sheet of parchment paper and place another baking sheet on top. Place the two baking sheets with the pancetta sandwiched in the middle in the preheated oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until pancetta is crisp.
Increase the oven temperature to 400°F. Bake pizza crust for 7 minutes. Remove from oven (keep oven on).
Spread the pizza crust with sauce. Top with pancetta chips, red pepper slices, red onion slices and shiitake mushrooms. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and lightly browned in spots. Let cool briefly, about 5 minutes. Slice and serve.
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