I am sure I have mentioned several times, that Pizza is my favorite food! Oh, the joy of a great pizza is just heaven to me. But seriously, Pizza is so versatile, there are an unlimited array of topping choices and even numerous different sauces and don’t forget the cheeses! Oh, the cheeses!
I am not choosy what’s on the pizza, and I love most of the sauce choices but I am fussy about the crust. The crust can make or break the entire pie. We live on a ranch 18 miles from the nearest pizza place so it’s a great thing I have one of the best Pizza Dough recipes. This recipe is easy and just comes out perfect every time. I use it for all the pizza hacks, like Stromboli, Calzones, Pizza kabobs and of course a regular round pizza.
How to make pizza dough from scratch:
Using this Pizza Dough for a Pizza from Scratch
The secret is to allow it to rise until double (about 2 hours) and the dough will be elastic and just perfect for any toppings and sauce your heart desires. And of course most of these ingredients you probably already have in your pantry so you can have a great Homemade Pizza any time.
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- Rolling pin
- In a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Add sugar and salt, stir to dissolve
- Add flour a cup at a time and mix until a soft dough forms, Knead until elastic about 2-3 minutes
- Place in a greased bowl and cover with a clean cloth and let rise for 2 hours (until double)
- Divide dough in half. With a rolling pin, roll out to fit your pizza pan or pizza stone and to the thickness you prefer. Repeat with the other half in another pizza pan
- Top with pizza sauce and your favorite toppings and cheese
- Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes