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Kate’s Kitchen- Homemade Pizza

Kate’s Kitchen- Homemade Pizza
March 4, 2010 quickfix

I find bliss in the kitchen- particularly when working on something simple and a tad creative. No need to run- I think you can too. I am all about simple. 1. 2. 3.- ta da!

Friday nights are pizza nights around here. Here’s how I make homemade pizza (recipe makes 2 pizzas)…

1. Mix      2. Let Rise (and read a book)     3. Roll & Assemble

1. put the following ingredients in your mixer [I use kitchen aid with dough hook]- in this order [start this 2 hrs before you want to eat]

  • 1 tbsp baking yeast
  • 1.5 cups warm water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil – or just shake a little in there
  • 3.5 cups flour

2. put dough hook on mixer and let it rip for 10 minutes- take the dough hook off and let the dough sit in the same bowl to rise for about 1 hour

3. after about 1 hour clear some counter space and sprinkle it with flour.  preheat your oven to 425. remove dough from bowl. cut dough in half.

  • get your rolling pin out [or maybe you have a wine bottle you can use]
  • roll away from you- working the dough into a circle- keep adding more flour if its sticking
  • get out your pizza pans and sprinkle them with some olive oil
  • lay the dough on your pan
  • get out your sauce, mozarella cheese, and whole hog sausage and any other toppings you enjoy
  • spoon about 1 cup of tomato or pizza sauce over your dough
  • sprinkle about 1.5 cups of mozarella cheese on top
  • cut up chunks of sausage and lay on top- as much as desired
  • repeat for second pizza
  • put it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes
  • yum. yum.

** if you want extra special pizza- try making your own mozarella. we do not have fresh milk now because the cows are dry (they haven’t had their calves yet)- I used grated mozarella from the groceryworks too!

There are many variations to making homemade pizza– let us know your tips in the comments!

Comments (4)

  1. Alicia 10 years ago

    That looks so tasty. I never tried making the dough by hand before. Thanks for the inspiratioin.

  2. kate 10 years ago

    thanks Alicia! it really is simple. you can use a mixer with a dough hook or a food processor too. Or… you can do it the old fashioned way – mix and knead for 10 minutes by hand.

  3. Betsy 10 years ago

    Yum….eee. I love pizza with homemade crust. My recipe is very similar to yours, I add more yeast and have been using only unbleached flour for the past few years in all recipes. The last time I made crust I made and extra batch and divided it into thirds and froze it. On a busy eve or last minute hunger for pizza or unexpected company, all I have to do is take out the crust, put the plastic bag in a pan of warm water for quick thaw and ta..da…..I’ll have homemade pizza. Who could ask for more. I too have a passion for cooking….I need a few pounds of your sausage!!!!

  4. Kate 10 years ago

    Thank you Betsy. I love to use unbleached flour too. That is a great idea to stock some in the freezer. Thanks for mentioning that! All the best!

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