Over the years I’ve tried to make pizza a few times, always with disastrous results. I could never get the dough to spread and the results never tasted that great. A couple of weeks ago Camila suggested we make pizza for dinner, so I decided to give it a try again – and to my surprise, I found recipes for both pizza dough and sauce that work and are quite quick and easy to make. The results, moreover, are great.
Here are the recipes I used:
This recipe yields just enough pizza dough for pizzas for 2-4 people, depending on age and how thick you make the dough. You may want to double it. You DO NOT need to double the recipe for the sauce below.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 pckg instant dry yeast
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 Tbsp. oil
Combine flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add water and oil. Mix with an electric mixer, using the hook attachment, until you get a stiff, elastic dough. Cover the bowl and set it in a warm place for about 30 minutes, until it doubles its size.
Combine all ingredients together. Let sit for 30 minutes before spreading on pizza dough.
Pre-heat oven to 350F.
Generously flour your hands, a flat working surface and a rolling pin. Roll the pizza dough into the desired shape/size/thickness. Fold edges in to make a border, if desired. Transfer to baking sheet. Spread sauce on the pizza, sprinkle grated cheese on top and add desired toppings.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until the crust is baked through and the cheese is melted.
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