Homemade Pizza

December 14, 2021

Cooking Demo

Ingredients

  • 1 packet fast rise active yeast
  • 1 t. Sugar
  • 3 1/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 t. Olive oil
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 1/2 cup Warm Water

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine yeast, sugar and water. Let sit for about 10 minutes until foamy.
  2. Add 3 cups of the flour, olive oil and the salt. Mix the dough with your hands or use a mixer with a dough hook, adding the remaining flour as needed to make dough that holds together- it should not be sticky or wet, but not dry and flakey.
  3. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it for about 10 minutes, or until the dough is soft and not sticky. Grease a bowl with the olive oil. Put the dough in the bowl and turn a few times to coat with the oil. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let it rise for 2 hours in a warm place ( or in the fridge overnight!)
  4. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.Punch down the dough and knead it for a few minutes on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in half and roll each piece out on a floured surface into a 12-inch round and place the rounds on lightly oiled pizza pans (the dough can be stretched to accommodate the pan size!)
  5. For a par baked crust: baste tops of dough with olive oil and season with salt/cavenders and oregano. Bake for about 5-8 minutes, just until outside of dough feels hard to the touch. Remove from oven, let cool a bit and place desired ingredients on top!
  6. Once topped, bake for 10-15 min, until cheese is bubbly and brown and crusts are crispy!

Additional Instructions / Information

What I used to top ( feel free to mix it up)

  • Dei fratelli pizza sauce
  • Spinach, torn into pieces
  • Diced yellow bell pepper
  • Canned artichokes- drained and squeezed dry- roughly chopped
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Turkey pepperoni
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Italian shredded cheese
  • Dried oregano