Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Homemade Pizza

This is my first time to make homemade pizza from scratch. It's really fun to make this. I thought it's hard to make the pizza dough but I'm surprised at how easy it was when I did it. Once you get the pizza dough done everything else is just a breeze. I haven't found a good recipe for pizza sauce yet so I used a bottled one. You can put any toppings you like. My kids had some good ol' pepperoni pizza, my husband chose jalapeno and pepperoni on his and I had mushrooms and honey glazed ham on mine.

The kids had so much fun making the pizzas. They helped put the toppings.:) I guess they really hungry already while making it cause they watched the pizza in the oven until it was fully baked.

Pizza Dough Recipe

Makes 2 14-inch Pizza Crusts
3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling (Note: Using bread flour will give you a much crisper crust. If you can't find bread flour, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour which will give you a chewier crust.)

1 teaspoon sugar

1 envelope instant dry yeast
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 cups water, 110 degrees F
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons


Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.

Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.




MikiHope said...

Now who doesn't love pizza-or at least like it!! And getting your kids involved with making it-great idea--they will be more tempted to try something if they had a hand in making it!

MzBaker said...

Hi I love your pizza it looks great!! I have a simple recipe for pizza sauce. Maybe you'll like it ;)
1 can(s) tomato sauce
1 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 tsp marjoram, dried
1/2 tsp basil, dried
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt

Make the sauce before anything else, you will not cook it. You will put ingredients together and then just let it rest while your dough rises and and goes through it's process. I always start my sauce first, I love the flavor it has in the end.

Melinda Dunne said...

Gosh that makes me want to get a pizza today. It looks great.

Cyndie said...

Looks good and I love the kids staring into your oven!

Anonymous said...

I would have to use gluten free flour but looks easy and good, love the mushroom one.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Seeing the jalapeƱo makes me drool, I love spicy pepper on my pizza.

nova hedges said...

Amazing, what i like about homemade pizza is you can put as much as you can...

amiableamy said...

Now, I am all of a sudden want to eat pizza :-) Looks delicious ... i am not a big fan of pizza but, this sure made me drool LOL.

Melinda Dunne said...

Ok I am back on your page for pizza...lol. I have to make this!

Savingwith Saveone said...

I love all the pictures you posted! So cute seeing the kids enjoy the pizza. Homemade is best :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Can I have a slice please? I am craving for some spicy pizza hehehe.

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