In my effort to change up our family meals we had pizza, which if you know our family that isn’t much of a change. BUT we homemade our pizza, which is a change for us.
To be honest, I have made pizza in the past, but my pizza dough recipe left a lot to be desired. So, I searched around for a new recipe to try and this is what I found (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quick-and-Easy-Pizza-Crust/): Ingredients: 1 package active dry yeast 1 tsp. white sugar 1 c. warm water 2 ½ c. bread flour (I used all-purpose because it’s what I had) 2 Tbs. olive oil 1 tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
- Stir in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let rest for 5 minutes.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round. Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or baker’s peel dusted with cornmeal. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.
I really liked this pizza crust. I did try to make some of the dough into breadsticks and that wasn’t my favorite, but somehow I have a feeling that was me. They came out a lot tougher than the actual crust. The pizza itself was a huge hit and the entire family devoured it. We also used our leftover pizza ingredients to make a fun school lunch for the girls. This recipe was a success and will be going into my recipe box (I actually use one of those, an actual box with hand written recipes instead of saved on an app or something like that!).