That’s right – today I am sharing my favourite homemade pizza dough, and then Friday I am going to share two new pizza recipes – also known as Battle of the Pizzas 3.0!
In the last couple months, I’ve gotten over my fear of using yeast. Why was I scared? I’m not sure. I think it was because I thought it was so much more complicated than it really is. Anyway, I’ve used it a few times lately, and it’s so simple and easy!
First, I used it in these awesome Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Buns from last summer. To die for.
Then, I used it in my amazing Homemade Naan Bread! A must-try if you like Indian food.
Normally I buy pre-cooked or frozen pizza crusts from Costco, but then I realized this was silly – why can’t I make my own? The greatest part about making your own is that you can make a lot, and then portion it and freeze it. When you’re ready to make a pizza, just defrost it on the counter and then roll ‘er out with some flour! Good to go.
- 1 package active dry yeast (.25 oz)
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 2.5 cups flour
- 2 tbsps olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- In a big bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let sit for 10 minutes. Add in flour, salt and oil. Beat until smooth. Let sit for 5 minutes. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and roll into a round. At this point, you can wrap it in cling wrap and freeze it, or roll it out, lay it on a lightly greased pan, add toppings and bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Adapted from allrecipes.com