Chris has been bugging me for awhile to make our own pizza. He loves pizza of any kind, but especially homemade pizza. Plus, we both thought it would be fun for Evie to add her own toppings.
I made this dough Saturday, and I have to say I will never buy Boboli again. This takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish and it is y-u-m-m-y! You don't even have to let the dough rise - you just plop it on the pan once it's mixed together.
3 c all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2 T olive oil
1 t salt
1 T sugar
1 c warm water (100-110 degrees F)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Mix in oil and warm water. Spread out on a large pizza pan or pizza stone. Top as desired.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
I will warn you this dough is pretty sticky, but it turns out fine. You may want to oil your hands a bit when you're spreading it onto your cookie sheet. Also, I found that it stuck a bit to the bottom of the pan, although it was easy to get off with a spatula. Next time, I might add a sprinkle of cornmeal to prevent sticking.
This dough is so flavorful, and just the right thickness. We topped it with mozzarella and provel cheese and pepperoni. Evie also used chopped black olives. She had such a good time topping the pizza... and I've never seen her eat so much at dinner. Tonight, she specifically asked for pizza at dinner! That's a rave review if I've ever heard it!
5 hours ago