I had a little bit of homemade pizza dough and fixin’s left over in the fridge from earlier in the week so I thought a little homemade pizza would make the perfect afternoon snack.
Making pizza at home is super easy and can also be a fun family project. Here is the recipe for the dough. Sauce, cheese and topping combinations are limitless so have fun!
5 cups unbleached flour
2 cups hot (90 degree) water
1 tablespoon yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus two tablesspoons olive or vegetable oil
Mix together two cups flour, water, yeast, sugar, salt and 1/2 cup oil together in a mixing bowl. Let mixture stand about 10 minutes until it double in volume and starts to bubble. Combine in remaining 3 cups flour and kneed 6-10 minutes. Coat a large, clean mixing bowl with the remaining two tablespoons of oil, place dough in bowl and cover bowl with a towel. Let dough rise in a warm place for at least 30 minutes (the top of the refrigerator is usually a good spot). Once dough has risen, divide into desired portions and roll out on a floured surface. Dough can be used right away or stored in a ziploc bag for up to 4 days.
Helpful cooking tips: Preaheat oven to 500 degrees with pizza stone or cast iron griddle on the bottom rack in oven. Prepare pizza on peel or pizza pan, sprinkled with corn meal, then transfer onto hot stone or griddle to cook. The use of corn meal acts like little ball bearings to help your pizza slide onto the hot stone.
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