The mere coining of the term “pizza night” makes you realize how huge the part pizzas play in everybody’s life. Pizza, the crunchy, often circular, tasty pie is the number one choice when it comes to party and movie snacks. Highly customizable, you can sprinkle it with vegetables, meat, nuts, seafood, or a combination of all of it, if your heart desires. Although you can readily order several boxes of pizza with a touch of your fingertips, making them at home will ensure that you get your pizzas just the way you like them.
Here’s a recipe for homemade pizza.
- Prepare the ingredients and tools. You need two sets of ingredients for this recipe. One is for the pizza crust, while the other is for the pizza toppings. For the pizza crust you need 3 cups of all purpose bread flour, 1 package of self rising yeast, 1 and 1/4 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of honey, and extra virgin olive oil. These will yield three 18-inch pizzas. For the pizza toppings, meanwhile, you need 1/2 can of spaghetti sauce, garlic, bell pepper, oregano, onion, basil, sea salt, mushrooms, pepperoni, salami, and 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese.
In actuality, the pizza toppings should be based on your preference so you can add or remove any of the ingredients mentioned for the pizza toppings. The ingredients listed here will only serve as guide in making homemade pizza. In addition to the ingredients mentioned, you also need an 18-inch pizza pan or pizza stone, a stand mixer (optional), a big bowl, a hamburger flipper, and an oven to bake the pizza.
- Make the pizza crust. Mix the flour, yeast, water, honey, and olive oil using a stand mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer available, use a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Set the dough aside for about 15 minutes, allowing it to rise. Next, put a bit of olive oil onto a pizza pan or pizza stone so that the pizza wouldn’t stick on it. Get 1/3 of the dough, and form it into a circle to make one pizza. Put this on the pizza pan or pizza stone, and flatten with a hamburger flipper. When you’re done, bake the dough in a 450 degrees preheated oven.
- Put on the pizza toppings. This is the part where you can put any food stuff you like on the crust. Basically, you first spread the spaghetti sauce on the crust, followed by the mozzarella cheese. Next, you put the other toppings, and layered it again with cheese. When you’re done putting all of the toppings that you like on the crust, put the crust in the oven, and bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Although whipping up your own pizza crust is the best way to make a homemade pizza, there are times when you just want to put the toppings, and be done with your pizza. During these moments, you can buy premade pizza dough in grocery stores, instead of making your own pizza crust. Read the instructions on how to prepare the pizza dough, make sure to follow them. Put your favorite toppings on top of the dough, and bake it as directed.