My family is a huge fan of pizza night, especially a good homemade pizza. I used to think pizza was a long process, but this pizza dough recipe takes less time to make than it would to order any delivery pizza and it costs pennies!
With just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, you can enjoy many more family pizza nights without the guilt of ordering takeout or feeling groggy after delivery pizza like me.
We like to make our pizzas pretty simple. A nice drizzle of olive oil, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese topped with a few leaves of fresh basil.
What you will need:
circle or rectangle pizza stone
1 cup of warm water
2 1/4 teaspoons of active dry yeast
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of granulated sugar
2 tablespoons of extra virgin oil
1 teaspoon of pink himalayan sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt
Pour 1 cup of warm water, yeast, and granulated sugar in a bowl (I like to use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer bowl to save on dishes).
Mix ingredients gently and let sit until the yeast has doubled in size, approximately 5-minutes.
With the mixer on low with a dough hook, mix together your flour, olive oil, salt, and garlic salt. Be mindful to scrape the sides with a spatula and let the mixer knead the dough for 5 minutes or so.
The dough should have the sides of the bowl cleaned. If it still feels a little bit sticky, add a teaspoon of flour at a time until the dough “stick-free” be sure not too add too much additional flour.
Prep your counter with a sprinkle of flour and remove the dough from the bowl. Fold the dough a few times with your hands and then form into a round ball.
From here you can make any size pizza you would like.
We like to mix it up and make a few mini pizzas and a few medium sized pizzas. Enjoy with your favourite toppings. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes depending on your pizza size. Remember to let the pizza cool before slicing. Enjoy!