I have to admit, there are a lot of nights we eat pizza. And I’m not talking delivery or store bought. I’m talking the real deal. Not so much because we LOVE pizza. It’s just one of those meals we like to create, when we got no idea what to make. Does that make sense?
We also like to use leftovers or random things from the fridge for our pizzas. Like lunch meat/fresh vegetables. We try to get super creative sometimes. And since we usually double the recipe, we have leftovers the next day too. It’s easy and cheap so SKIP the delivery fees and make your own tonight!
Homemade Pizza Dough
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
1. In a large bowl, stir all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, sugar, oil, seasoning and warm water with a spatula until formed into a sticky ball of dough that pulls away from sides. This can take about 3-4 minutes. (You can add more flour or water. Dough should be elastic & smooth)
2. Cover the bowl with a light cloth or plastic wrap and let stand for about 10 minutes. During this time, you can prepare your toppings.
3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (280 degrees C). Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal.
4. To shape the dough, sprinkle the surface with flour and lightly pat flat. Use a rolling pin to form a thin disk about 9 inches in diameter.
5. Transfer the formed crust to the prepared baking sheet and top as desired. Bake on the lowest rake, for 20-25 or until crust is golden brown.
*Don’t overload your pizza with toppings. It will make it soggy!