My aunt is known for her quick and easy pizza recipe. I finally asked her to share the recipe and it was from https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/recipes/2049-homemade-pizza-dough. Yes it was pretty easy to make and the crust was soft and fluffy. It even says that you can freeze the dough but I haven’t tried it yet. Maybe in the future for easy weekday meals. My family enjoyed it and we definitely would make this again.
The recipe is pretty standard, flour, yeast, sugar and water.
First you will need to prepare your yeast, so do this step first. Put your yeast in some warm water with some sugar to let the yeast grow.
Then add this to the flour and salt mixture. I don’t skip the salt since it balances out the sugar out in this recipe. My aunt skips the salt and the dough turns out just fine.
I would suggest starting with less flour and add as you go. It is much easier to add flour to wet dough then add water to dry dough.
You only need to knead for a few minutes. Which makes this recipe wonderful since I hate kneading dough.
Cover with a layer of oil and plastic wrap and allow to sit in a warm spot to rise for about 30 minutes or double in size.
Now the dough is ready to use! You can top with any thing you like.
We usually top with tomato sauce, peppers, mushroom and pepperoni. We also add diced onions and garlic to our pizza sauce. My aunt uses marinara sauce to top her pizza! Such a good idea.
Bake at the 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes until things bubble and the crust gets golden.
My son loved the soft chew from this crust. Enjoy!
Recipe from https://www.ricardocuisine.com/en/recipes/2049-homemade-pizza-dough
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 tsp dry yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups flour
In a bowl, mix together the warm water, yeast and sugar. Let sit for about 5 minutes,
In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 flour and salt. Reserve about 1/2 cup flour to add you go since it is easier to add flour than add water.
Pour the yeast water into the flour. Mix well, add flour until the dough starts pulling away from the bowl. You don’t want a super firm ball but you also don’t want the dough to be too wet. You can use a stand mixer with a dough attachment if you wish.
Knead for a couple of minutes and then cover with a layer of oil and plastic wrap or cloth. Allow to sit in a warm place for about 30 minutes until the dough rises. I usually use the oven with the light on or at the lowest warm setting.
After the dough doubles in size the dough is ready to use.
Add whatever topping you like and bake the pizza in a preheated oven at 400 Degrees (or higher if you wish) for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy!
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