Hallee’s Heavenly Homemade Pizza
My kids love homemade pizza. They do not enjoy typical takeout or deli pizzas at all. This crust is just right and makes the pizza as good as it is.
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105° degrees F)
2 ½ to 3 ½ cups flour (I use bread flour in the pictures and have since switched exclusively to whole wheat flour)
½ tsp salt
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
pizza sauce (I will post a recipe then link here, or you can use canned sauce or leftover spaghetti sauce – anything works.)
8-12 ounces mozzerella cheese
4 ounces parmesean cheese
your favorite pizza toppings
stand mixer (if you have one – or you can mix the dough by hand)
Good sharp knife
Clean vegetable cutting board
Clean meat cutting board
Once you have the dough rising, you’re going to want to:
Being careful to keep the 3-year-old out of the olives:
To make dough:
Dissolve yeast in 1 cup of warm water (it’s best if you warm your bowl – fill it with hot tap water then empty it) for 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups of flour
the olive oil and salt
Mix (or stir) until blended.
Add flour half a cup at a time until the dough is formed but still a little bit sticky. Kneed for about 5 minutes, adding just a touch of flour to keep it from being too sticky to handle. If you’re using a stand mixer, mix for about 2 minutes on speed 2.
Put dough in a bowl you’ve greased with olive oil. Turn it so that it’s coated in olive oil.
Cover and let rise for 1 hour.
This is what it looks like an hour later:
Oil your pans. I have only one pizza pan, so I use that and a cookie sheet.
Divide the dough in two.
Pick up the dough and let it stretch out.
Turn a half-turn and let it stretch.
Turn a half turn and let it stretch some more.
Keep working it until you get to about the size and shape of your pan.
Put it in the pan and then carefully stretch and pat the dough until it covers the pan.
Put your sauce on the dough, carefully spreading it until you’ve lightly covered it.
Add your toppings. I start with meat and go to veggies.
Top with favorite cheese. I use mozerella and then sprinkle a small amount of parmesean on top:
Bake at 450° degrees F for 15-20 minutes on the lowest rack in the oven.
Loosen it in the pan then slide it out onto a cutting board.
Cut with a pizza cutter.
To be dubbed “best mom in the world” and other such achievable titles, serve on pizza plates. That way, your kids can do the “it’s pizza night dance” and sing “pizza plate, pizza plate, it’s pizza night on the pizza plate” as they march around the kitchen.
|(based on cheese pizza;
will add or subtract
High in calcium
Low in sugar
You can use any sauce, any topping, any cheese you want. Make your family’s favorite and enjoy. :)
I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe. Did you make it? Did you enjoy it? Did you make any adjustments to it?
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