Jun 23, 2009

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

A few friends asked me for this recipe. My SIL and I found this and LOVE it!! I can't remember where we got it from though. Please be sure to read it all the way through BEFORE you start. This is super fun for the kids to do with you!! We like to cut the mounds smaller, like 4 or 5, and then each person can have their own pizza! Oh, and one more lil thing... If you like stuffed crust, all you have to do is use string cheese! Half the strings then roll it in the sides. Try it, you'll love it! Have Fun! ; )

  • 2 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Envelope Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Cup of Warm Water
  • 1 Can Pizza Sauce(left over spaghetti sauce works too)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Your Favorite Toppings
Pour warm water, yeast, and sugar into small bowl, stir with fork, set aside. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil. Mix the dough until it comes together. Add a small handful of flour a bit at a time as needed. Spread flour onto the counter, and dump out the dough. Knead until it doesn't stick to your fingers. Rub a bowl with olive oil. Put dough in and cover securely with plastic wrap. Let it sit in a warm spot for about an hour. Gently punch dough once. Place dough on floured surface. Cut dough into 3 equal pieces. With your palm, roll each piece against the table to form a mound. Cover with a damp towel or plastic, and let rest 5min. Roll out the dough to about the size of a dinner plate and just under 1/4 inch thick. Put on baking sheet. Then with the back of a spoon, spread out about 1/4 Cup of pizza sauce over the inner crust. Then add toppings. Place in a 475 degree oven. Bake until the cheese is melted and gooey, and the crust is nicely browned. About 15 to 18 min.