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homemade pizza

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
sharon cowles
Cayuga, IN

one of those comfort foods I cannot live with out.This is one versatile recipe... This one makes 2 large cookie sheets or 3 round pizza's... make one pizza and freeze the rest for later. Or make a pizza and a loaf of french bread.. or a nice round loaf to take to your next party filled with dip

★★★★★ 1
serves 2 pizza
prep time 3 Hr
cook time 45 Min

Ingredients For homemade pizza

  • 2 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 2 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 7 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make homemade pizza

  • 1
    Add the water,yeast,sugar,oil and salt to bowl,stir well and let stand for 10 min
  • 2
    Add 5 cups of the flour and mix with the dough hook until mixed well
  • 3
    Add the remaining flour and mix a few min with dough hook until mixed together
  • 4
    Put dough into a well oiled deep bowl, cover loosely with a plastic grocery sack and let rise for an hour, this will really rise up..
  • 5
    Flour your hands really well and Then punch dough down a few minutes and divide in half
  • 6
    Brush veg oil on botton of your pizza pan/cookie sheet..this makes a really nice crusty botton..
  • 7
    Stretch the dough out.. you can roll.. and roll and roll just wants to spring back.. I just stretch it.. it will tend to stretch back... let it rest for a few min and come back and stretch out a little more.. give another rest and continue until you have it stretched over the pans... don't worry you aren't going to hurt it..
  • 8
    now if you use a large cookie sheet it the dough may look thin to you at this time.. but no worry this will rise on the second rise and also in the oven
  • 9
    after you have your dough in your pan.. brush some veg or olive oil all around the the top and the edges.. make a nice cripsy crust
  • 10
    Just a note I really encourage adding the veg oil brushed on the top and bottom... you won't have a dried up crust.. just my preferance
  • 11
    Let rise 45 min to an hour until
  • 12
    Now your ready to add your favorite pizza sause and toppings
  • 13
    Bake at 350 until done... after about 1/2 hour i put some foil loosely on top... the top tends to cook faster...than the bottom so this will give your pizza a chance to cook more on the bottom for a crispier crust.. I check every 10 min or so until the botton has a nice golden brown crust.. when ready I take the foil off the top and continue cooking the top
  • 14
    When I make our pizza sause , I throw a few jars of our canned tomatoes in the food processor to chop up a bit...add some spices and then simmer a few hours until thickend..
  • 15
    This one can be made ahead of time.. If I want to make a loaf of bread one day.. I'll stretch the other half of dough for a pizza for the next day.. just put in frige before the second rise and take out when ready let rise for 1 hour to and 1 1/2 hour as the pizza is chilled and may take longer
  • 16
    also freezes well and store in frige well.. Always freeze and refrige BEFORE 2nd RiSE