Thursday Night is Pizza night in my house. I have been making this recipe for years. Its actually a very old recipe from Home Economics Class that we have had for years. This recipe makes 2 large pizzas, so its nice for big families or parties. You can be as adventurous or tame as you want with the toppings. I have even used this recipe to make pizzas on the grill using a pizza stone. Enjoy!!
HOMEMADE PIZZA DOUGH
3 1/2 – 4 cups bread flour, (you may use all-purpose, but bread flour gives a crispier crust, I prefer the bread flour)
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 envelope instant dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cup water, the water should be 110 degrees F
2 tablespoons olive oil
Jar pizza sauce.
16 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
optional, pepperoni, onions, peppers, or any other topping you like.
Combine 3 cups of the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in bowl of a stand mixer with hook attachment.
While the mixer is running on low speed, add water and oil, beat until dough forms a ball, add more flour as needed 1 tablespoon at a time.
Scrape the dough onto lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth.
grease a large bowl with oil or cooking spray, add the ball of dough.
Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel in a warm area for about 1 hour, or until the dough doubles in size.
Once it has risen, separate into 2 balls of dough, roll out on a floured surface and place on a well greased pizza pan.
I now use 1/2 can pizza sauce on each pizza, spread it with a spoon
now add 8 oz. cheese per pizza, spread evenly
Now is the time to add additional toppings.
Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 18-22