Homemade Pizza Dough+Sauce
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!)
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.
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!
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.