Making homemade pizza is so easy and cheap, and fun. During my student days I used to have a serious obsession with frozen pizzas as a guilty pleasure. Recently I came across a dough recipe that required no more than ten minutes to put together so I tried it out. The result was excellent and the pizza was very tasty, but it was a bit too doughy for my personal taste, so I decided to make some changes with the flour / water portions. And when I made this for our friends and family this football weekend, It went down a fantastically and a repeat was demanded. Since the 49ers are in the playoffs and we still care, there's at least one more game to come, which means there will be another pizza soon!
- 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 1/4 cups bread flour
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 bottle, Tomato pasta sauce
- 6 ounce, Mozzarella Cheese, shredded.
- Anything toppings you desire ( e.g Ham, Pepperoni, Pineapple, Bell Peppers, Onions, Chicken, bacon,... etc)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let it stands for 10 minutes.
- Stir in flour, salt and oil. Stir until it is smooth. If the dough gets too dry, add a few drops of water. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
- Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pan.
- Spread Tomato pasta sauce evenly on crust, cover with shredded Mozzarella Cheese. Top with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Let baked pizza cool for a few minutes before serving