Sep 7, 2014

Homemade Pizza

I have never made my own pizza dough before. After our trip to New York, I was inspired to start making my pizza from scratch. This must be one of the easiest pizza dough recipes ever...and so, so good!

We don't have a pizza stone, or a pizza pan (yet) but a cookie sheet worked perfectly fine.

This is all you need for the dough:


2 1/4 teaspoon (1 package) Instant dry active yeast
1 cup Warm water
1/2 tablespoon Sugar
3 cups Bread flour
1 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Olive Oil (divided)


Add the yeast, water, sugar, flour, salt, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a bowl. I used a hand mixer to mix to everything. You can see in the photos below that it kind of flaked. I ended up using my hands to finish mixing.

Using the extra 1 tablespoon of olive oil, shape the dough into a ball and place it in a large oiled bowl with a kitchen towel over it. Let it rise for approximately 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Using oiled hands, punch the dough down and shape onto your pizza pan (or cookie sheet, in my case).

Now comes the fun part -- adding the toppings!

I made a simple sauce using a can of San Marzano tomatoes and fresh cracked black pepper. It is really all you need (in my opinion). For toppings we chose: fresh mozzarella, local grape tomatoes (that I blistered in a tiny bit of olive oil first), dried porcini mushrooms, and prosciutto. It was SO good.

Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is perfectly golden. Enjoy!

What are your favorite pizza toppings?

XO, Bev

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