Saturday, August 2, 2008

Homemade Pizza Dough

Growing up my mom used to make homemade pizza a lot on Friday nights. The dough isn't that hard so every once in awhile I bust out the Friday night pizza. Last night we had friends over and had everyone make little personal pan pizzas. I bought 7 inch cake pans at the dollar store and had all the toppings out for people to choose what they wanted on their pizzas. I think everyone liked it. 

When you're doing the personal pizzas lower the temperature to 450 and cooked them for about 12-13 minutes. Test one or two to make sure they are cooked all the way through. This recipe only makes enough for about 2 or 3 people if you eat as much as we do so I usually double it. For 6 adults and a few kids i quadrupled it and that was perfect.

3/4 cup warm water
1/2 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. yeast
1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. salt

Pour sugar and yeast into warm water. Let set for 8 to 10 minutes.

Add oil and salt to mixture. With a mixer add flour 1/2 a cup at a time until mixture starts to get too thick to mix with a mixer. With a spatula or your hand add another cup or two of flour until it forms into a ball. Take dough out, ad a little oil to your bowl, Set dough back in bowl, cover with a dish cloth and let rise for at least two hours. (If you are in a hurry, put bowl in warm oven for 30 minutes or you can make the dough in the morning and let stay in the refrigerator until dinner).

Bake at 475 for 15 minutes.


Tim and Jennifer said...

Looks fun and yummy! When everything is in order I want to have people over...this might be the perfect thing!

Andrew & Tara said...

mmm...I am making your famous dough/pizza tonight for my familia. Thanks for posting it!!! miss you guys