Homemade Pizza Dough

Hola!

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.

1

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.

2

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!)

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Pizza sauce:

  • 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!

Homemade Pizza Dough

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Ivette

Hola y Bienvenido/a! Hello and Welcome! My name is Ivette and I am a dual citizen! Originally, I from Catalonia, Spain but in 2014 I moved to the United States and I currently live in Maryland with my husband Richard (number 1 taster, thank you!), my baby girl Beulah my rescue dig Vicky and my two (big!) cutie cats Pintxo & Pastifa. Full house! I love Spanish food. In Spain there is always something to celebrate, gathering with friends and family… We have THREE dishes at every meal! Yes, 3! You will have a first full dish like pasta and for the second dish you will have fish/meat and then dessert, and after dessert coffee…. When I am in Spain and get together with my family (there are 31 of us!), we can start lunch at 2:30pm and finish it at 7pm… I have always loved cooking. My grandmother it is a great, great cook and I think my love of cooking is because of her. When I was in college, my favorite breaks, were getting into the kitchen and cooking or baking something. I was able to escape the normal daily routine of law school. In this blog, I would like to share some Spanish recipes as well as other delicious recipes. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at joyofspanishcooking@gmail.com Bon profit!

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