Pizza! Every time I hear this word, a smile comes to my face. I love pizza, I love, homemade pizza. I don’t eat pizza from the supermarket and I don’t eat it from chain restaurants. (But I have, and its not always bad.) I like to make my own pizza dough. It’s way healthier with less ingredients, and you know what you are eating.
I could eat pizza almost every day! I love the thin crust, the cheese melted on top… o0h lala! My mouth watering just thinking about it.
Some people may think that pizza dough is a science and that it takes hours and hours. No! My pizza dough recipe is so quick to make. I’ve been making this recipe for the last 4-5 years. I have no idea how I ended up with this recipe, all that I know is that it’s an easy dough and so tasty.
With this recipe, you will have 2 pizzas. I usually make one quatro queso (4 cheese) pizza and the other one veggies and cheese! Sorry, I am also a cheese fanatic. When I was 4 years old, (and 7, and 12 and even now!) I used to eat the blue cheese (the stinkier the better) all by itself. No blue cheese sauce, no blue cheese dip, just a piece of the cheese. It’s not normal for a little girl to like blue cheese that much.
On to the pizza, This recipe uses a Kitchen Aid stand mixer. Otherwise, you will need to mix ingredients by hand, and knead the dough.
Ingredients for dough:
- 2 1/2 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Preheat the oven to 475 F.
Dissolve the yeast and the sugar with the warm water in a bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the flour, olive oil and salt in a bowl of a stand mixer. Make a hole in the middle of the dough, and pour in the yeast mixture. Mix on speed #2 for 10 minutes.
After kneading the dough, let it rise for 30 to 45 minutes.
Once the dough has risen, divide the ball into 2. Shape them. I always roll the dough extremely thin.
When it’s ready, I always pre-cook the dough for 5 minutes in the oven. (pinch the dough with a fork to eliminate big air bubbles!)
- 1 can tomato paste (5.5 oz)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 ounce olive oil
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic power
- salt and pepper
Mix everything until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Let’s put the topping on!
Bake the pizza for 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bottom of the crust is golden brown.
Let’s eat! Bon profit!