Making homemade pizza is one of my favorite things to do. It is easier to accomplish than what you might think. It is also a great family activity to do. Everyone can pitch in and it is such a wonderful way to bond with the rest of your family. Nothing beats the combination of quality time and the smell of delicious pizza filling up your home.
While making homemade pizza is very easy, it is important to not go about it rhythmically. Other elements can improve the way your dish tastes. Always remember to prepare and knead the dough with love and care.
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon active yeast
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 pack pepperoni
⅓ cup olives
The following recipe is very simple yet fulfilling. You can make the entire pizza from scratch in just thirty minutes. It’s the perfect dinner option if you want something easy yet yummy. The entire family can surely enjoy this as you share slices. Even babies and toddlers will appreciate this tasty dish. It is also a great snack during movie night. Pair it with a bottle of wine and you’ll have a lovely time.
I’m going to guide you through the process of making homemade pizza. The first thing I do is go to the market or grocery store to procure all of the ingredients I need for it. These ingredients include sugar, active dry yeast, olive oil, all-purpose flour, and some salt. These ingredients are fairly easy to spot so you shouldn’t have any problems with getting them. The aforementioned are also the key ingredients for your pizza dough. You can simply swap out the ingredients for whatever you prefer so that you can turn this recipe into something gluten-free or vegan.
The toppings can also be anything you want. I prefer sticking with the classic combination of pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. You can try out various combinations by using different toppings like meat, fruits, and vegetables. The beauty of homemade pizza is that you can tweak any detail to your favor so that you will end up with a dish that you like.
Let’s begin by making the pizza dough. Before you dive into making the dough, make sure to preheat the oven to four hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit. Mix a tablespoon of sugar and a tablespoon of activated yeast into a cup of warm water. Let that mixture sit for about five minutes. The heat from the water will activate the yeast. As such, you should expect the mixture to become frothy and filled with bubbles. Gently mix in a tablespoon of olive oil while continuously whisking. Add in two cups of flour as well as a teaspoon of salt. Whisk this mixture until you notice the formation of dough.
Once the consistency of the mixture is solid enough, it is time to knead. Scatter some dough on your kneading surface and then get right into massaging the dough. This is a fun activity that you can let kids do. If the dough is too sticky, simply add some flour until the consistency is just right.
The next step is to flatten the dough by using a rolling pin and some flour. You can mold your dough into any shape you want. You can get creative with it, especially if you have kids in the family. Children naturally gravitate towards food that looks fun to eat, so do not be afraid to experiment with the shape of your pizza dough! Pop the dough in the oven for five minutes and then take it out. It is time to add the toppings of your choice. This could be anything you want, but as I said earlier, I usually go for the classic combo - pizza sauce, pepperoni slices, and cheese. I add a thick layer of pizza sauce and a generous amount of cheese. Mozzarella cheese is great for that stringy effect. Pop the pizza back into the oven and cook for fifteen to twenty minutes more. After that, you can just slice it and enjoy it while warm!
The important thing about this recipe is that you should not be afraid to try new things. You can get creative with the combination of toppings on the pizza. Do not be scared to experiment with new meats or to try new cheeses. Add some vegetables like tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, and many more. The great thing about making homemade pizza is that the possibilities are endless and the only limit is your imagination. To enhance your cooking experience, make sure to do it with your loved ones so that you can all have a grand time.