Thursday, March 25, 2010

Homemade Pizza Recipe - Way Too Easy!

Homemade pizza with ham and two cheeses.

K, so I'm a pizza lover. I truly could eat it every day. All day. And then I'd blow up. But it wouldn't matter because I would die happy. Eating pizza.

But even when we get good deals on frozen pizza or at the pizzeria itself, pizza can be so expensive. So I dared to try to make it myself. With yeast and everything. (Making anything with yeast has always scared me because I just wasn't sure how to do it or wasn't sure about making the water the right temp or that it bloomed. I know, making a mountain out of a molehill.)

I found this great recipe and my love of pizza and cheap outweighed my fear of yeast. And I discovered that it was so easy. EASY! And delish! My hubby loved this pizza.

Pizza Dough

1 Tablespoon (or 1 packet) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon each garlic powder, rosemary*, Italian seasoning

I didn't have rosemary on hand so I substituted oregano.

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil to water mixture. Combine dry ingredients and then add wet. Stir well. Knead in bowl - adding extra flour if necessary - until dough is smooth.

Press evenly onto very lightly greased pizza stone. Add sauce and toppings. Top with mozzarella cheese. (We also added a bit of cheddar.)

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned. Enjoy!
Pizza Topping Ideas
Black Olives


Della said...

Homemade pizza is the best kind! Last summer I made it and realized that everything on the pizza we had grown or made. Sausage from pigs I raised (for 4-H), goat cheese (also for 4-H), and tomatoes and herbs from my mom's garden. Crazy!

Lisa said...

Looks delicious!! I make my own pizza on a regular basis... MUCH cheaper, and much nicer I think!

Jennifer said...

Sounds great. I'll have to remember this so I can make it sometime.

Barb said...

There is just nothing to compare to homemade hubby loves hot dogs cut up on his pizza...and I have learned to love it also! My real favorite is the ham and pineapple for the added ingredients on the top! OK now I am ready to stir up a pizza! Have a great weekend!

Real Life Reslers said...

so. hungry. :)

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

This looks amazing!!! My kids love to make pizza with me. Sometimes for lunch we make them on english muffins! Thanks so much for my recipe!!!!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Looks amazing. I am always scared to make my own dough. Might have to try this.


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