February 23, 2011

Homemade Pizzas

I'm excited to share one of my favorite go-to recipes with you today! It's pizza (who doesn't love that?) and you make it from scratch yourself. If you're thinking that sounds like too much work then you're mistaken because this recipe comes together in about 30 minutes. It's a thin crust pizza so the dough doesn't need time to rise and the toppings are up to your taste/creativity. I probably make this once a week because it's versatile and delicious. The pizzas in the photo are a potato pizza and a veggie one with sun-dried tomatoes (they sort of look like bugs in the picture!)

Recent homemade pizzas
Thin Crust Pizza
Adapted from this recipe.

  • .25 oz. pkt. active dry yeast
  • 1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup 110 degree water
  • 1 3/4 cups bread flour (all purpose works but bread flour works best)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Cheese, sauce, & toppings of your choice

To make:
  1. Preheat your oven to 500 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in water and allow to rest for 8 minutes. Meanwhile in a large separate bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  3. Pour the yeast mixture over the flour mixture and mix with a heavy spoon.
  4. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes.
  5. Working from the edges to the center, press dough into a 12" circle.
  6. Place the dough on a lightly greased pizza pan before adding toppings. 
  7. Brush the dough lightly with olive oil and season with Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes & garlic salt. Add sauce, cheese and toppings of your choice.
  8. Bake the pizza in a 500 degree oven for 8-12 minutes, or until edges are golden.

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