Homemade Pizza Dough+Sauce

February 21, 2008 at 7:45 pm 9 comments


To get you in the mood for the food: SpongeBob Squarepants Pizza Song

I’ve been terrible with planning a menu these last few weeks so tonight (again) I was at a loss for what to make for dinner, but thanks to my GR and trusty gold stars, I had saved fellow foodie friend, Michelle‘s, homemade pizza recipe.

Me and my hubs LOVE pizza. Done deal.

I usually make my own pizza dough via my bread machine but I decided it was high time I did it by hand. I am an intermediate level foodie right? Aside from homemade spaghetti sauce I think homemade pizza dough is the next step to sharpening my foodie skills… Isn’t that right Master Chef Nikki? ;)


(Recipe from Sugar&Spice | photos from me!)

INGREDIENTS

For pizza dough
2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 packet)
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1-1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F / 45 degrees C)
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour

For pizza sauce
15 oz tomato sauce
2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon sugar

** The pizza dough and sauce recipe yields enough for two large pizzas.

INSTRUCTIONS

To make pizza dough–
In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit 10 minutes.

Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution. Mix in 2-1/2 cups of the flour.

Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until doubled in size; approximately 1 hour.

Punch down the dough and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax a little before rolling out.


(It looks more like an amoeba but we’ll just call it “rustic”! LOL)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately. If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise 15-20 minutes before topping and baking it.

Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.

To make pizza sauce–
Combine all ingredients and mix well.

Add whatever toppings that your pizza lover heart’s desire. I decided to make T’s favorite pizza combo: chicken and potato. Sounds weird but don’t knock til you try it!

ENJOY! :)

Husband rating: A+++
He loves pizza night esp the chicken and potato. Needless to say he devoured it!  There were no leftovers. haha

Wifey rating: A+
Dough was crispy and so good! I took Michelle’s suggestion and cut the recipe in 1/2 for 1 pizza but next time I think I will use the whole recipe b/c I prefer a thicker crust pizza.

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Entry filed under: bread, cheese, chicken, pizza.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. nikki57  |  February 21, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Very good my young jedi

    Reply
  • 2. Michelle  |  February 21, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    I’m glad that you guys enjoyed the pizza! :)

    Reply
  • 3. CB  |  February 21, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    NIKKI, thank you master chef obi-wan. teehee

    MICHELLE, it was so good! I’ll definitely make it again soon. thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
  • 4. mrsabybaby  |  February 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Chicken and potato pizza…my absolute fave thing that you have introduced me too!!! :) YUM!

    Reply
  • 5. CB  |  February 22, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    MRSABY, HURRAY! ::pizza high five::

    Reply
  • 6. NinaBeth  |  February 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Yum, homemade pizza dough is my favorite!

    Reply
  • 7. CB  |  February 22, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    NINA, I am a believer. But did you know you could buy it from Pizza Hut or other chain pizza store for a couple bucks? My friend was telling me that today…

    Reply
  • 8. madison  |  April 11, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Yum yum yum! thats some good pizza dough!!!!!! :-)

    Reply
  • 9. CB  |  April 11, 2008 at 10:23 am

    MADISON, thanky! It was damn tasty :)

    Reply

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