homemade pizza faster (and better) than delivery


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I get so tired of people talking about how hard it is to bake and/or cook from scratch. Try this recipe out the next time you are craving pizza. I’ve altered this recipe from several I have seen in the past to make it work for me. High altitude hasn’t been an issue for me but just in case be ready to adjust for drier temperatures (for example) by increasing/decreasing the amount of flour and oil you use. **I’ve also used this recipe and split it into 4 or 5 equal pieces and refrigerated the dough for personal size pizzas later in the week**

black olives, spinach, red onion, mozzarella & blue cheese

What you’ll need:

  • 1 package of active dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2-2 1/2 cups flour (I use better for bread flour)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • basil
  • garlic powder
  1. In a large bowl dissolve the sugar and yeast in the cup of warm water (water should be 120-130 degrees – just make sure it’s not boiling!)
  2. Set the bowl aside and let the yeast and sugar rise a bit (about 5 minutes)
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, salt, garlic powder and dried basil together.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of yeast and sugar. Mix in the olive oil with a fork until combined.
  5. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  6. Using a little extra flour, roll out the dough to fit your baking sheet. I usually have a little extra that I cut off the edges and save to make for personal sized pizzas later.
  7. Use a fork to poke several holes all over the crust so it doesn’t bubble up in the oven.
  8. Pre-bake the crust in the oven for 5-7 minutes. Take out and put toppings on and bake for another 8-10 minutes.
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