Due to a few different reasons, and change of plans, Tommy and I are missing out on Pizza Night this week. However, I didn’t want you all to miss out completely too. So I decided to post the recipe for my homemade crust. I know I post it with each of our crazy pizza recipes, but thought I’d share just the crust recipe with you today!! I have it memorized by now and end up adding different random herbs and spices each time. Like I’ve said before, I love homemade pizza. And I make it..a lot!! 🙂
After mixing all the ingredients, and kneading the dough gently for a few minutes, I simply roll it out on a lightly floured counter-top surface. Notice my lack of perfectionism when rolling out the dough. Who needs round pizza dough to start out with anyway!?
Then I place it on my pizza pan and fold down the excess dough around the edges, pinching it together to form the crust. Like I said, I’m not so much a perfectionist when it comes to pizza dough forming. It ends up looking beautiful and tasting great no mater what, 🙂
So there ya have it, homemade pizza dough-ready to be topped and baked. What are your favorite pizza toppings?!
Homemade Pizza Crust:
2-3 cups flour (my secret-I mix whole wheat flour in the dough)
1 Tbs. rapid rise yeast
1 Tbs. sugar
pinch of salt
2 Tbs. Olive oil
1 cup warm water
Mix all ingredients together, starting with 2 cups of flour. Stir together till dough is moist. Add more flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until dough is dry enough to knead. Dump onto lightly floured surface and need in remaining flour or until dough is no longer sticky. Roll out dough into a circle and let rest while you prepare the toppings.
Bake at 450 degrees F for 15-20 mins.
Makes one large thick crust pizza, or 2 small thin crust pizzas.