You know those nights when you're tired but you want a pizza and don't want to pay for home delivery? And why should you! This recipe is tried and true - easy to make - well, depending on your choice of toppings! - and quick for when your spouse and/or children are clamoring for dinner and you're beat from a day of work. Simple, tasty, economical, and guaranteed to be eaten - what a combo! Your home-ec teacher would applaud you for a lesson well learned.
1In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast in the warm water. Sprinkle a scant amount of sugar over the top to help the yeast bloom.
2While this is happening, gather together the other ingredients and put in the same bowl. Stir vigorously with a sturdy spoon 20 times. If the dough gets too thick, get your hands in there and do some mix/kneading for about half a minute.
3Let the dough rest for at LEAST five minutes.
4Preheat oven to 425°.
5While the dough is resting, make your sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
6Prepare toppings of your choosing.
7Now that your dough has rested for a bit, shape on a greased 15” pizza round, or pat into a greased 9 x 13” pan. I like fluting my edges, similar to a pie crust, just so I have a kind of “handle” to hold my pizza in my hands.
8Now add the sauce and your desired toppings, pop in the oven for 20 – 25 minutes.