I get asked all the time for my homemade pizza recipe. I make it on average about once a week and definitely know the recipe by heart and could spout it to anyone who asks, but here it is, in written form, for all the world to see.
It’s a very easy pizza to make, though you do need to plan ahead a little since the dough has to rise for a couple of hours:
Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe: (Makes 2 pizzas)
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 1/4 C warm water
1/4 C vegetable oil
2 1/2 C flour
5 pinches of salt
In a large bowl soften the yeast in the water for about 5 minutes. Add the oil, flour and salt and stir with a fork until it is well mixed but don’t over mix.
Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and allow the dough to raise for 1.5-2 hours.
To pan the pizza out I really like to use foil disposable pans. They make it so much easier. In Wisconsin and in Utah I can find them a the grocery store for 3 for $1.50. In California I couldn’t. The only place I could find them there was Walmart.
So, if you don’t have those you can definitely just use a normal round pizza pan. Works great too, I am just partial to the foil ones.
Using plenty of flour, plop half the dough in the center of the pizza pan. Using the side of your hand, gently stretch the dough to the edges of the pan making a nice crust at the edge. Again, use plenty of flour. This recipe makes 2 pizzas, so do this twice.
Bake your crust at 500 degrees for about 5 minutes until it is just barely starting to brown.
Remove the pizza from the oven and top with sauce (sauce recipe below), cheese (way easier if you buy pre grated cheese) and toppings. Pop it back in the oven at 450 degrees for about 7-10 minutes or until it looks done.
This pizza is perfect for taking to people when you want to take dinner. Especially if you use the disposable pans. I take it topped and ready to go in the oven for its second time so that they can bake it themselves whenever they are ready. It freezes well too, so if they don’t need it that night they can save it. And it hardly takes any more work to make 4 pizzas than it takes to make 2, so I can make my family dinner and someone else dinner all in one.
Pizza Sauce Recipe:
1 can tomato sauce
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
Stir it all together and use about 1/2 C on each pizza.
Enjoy! This is one of the few meals my whole family will usually eat.
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