How to Make Homemade Dough
Pizza is a universal favorite. The great thing about pizza is that you can tailor-make it to suit any taste. Whether you enjoy veggies, meat or cheese, you can top your pizza with virtually anything you like. But it's not just the top of your pizza that you can be creative with; there is a lot you can do with its foundation - the pizza crust.
Basic Pizza Crust Recipe
Here is a basic pizza crust recipe for those who want something homemade but quick and easy:
(Adapted from a recipe at AllRecipes.com)
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cups bread flour
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
Dissolve the yeast in a bowl of warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl combine the bread flour, olive oil, salt, white sugar and yeast mixture. Stir ingredients until completely mixed; then beat the mixture until the dough becomes stiff.
Cover and let the dough rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place dough onto a well floured surface. Form dough into a round shape and then roll out into a pizza crust shape. Cover with your favorite sauce and toppings. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.