Tired of waiting for your pizza to be delivered? Or pizza place closed? Then why not make your very own delicious pizza at home!? It’s easy!
- 1 and 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon yeast
- 3/4 teaspoon sugar
- 2/3 cup warm water (110 F or 43 C)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
It’s important to have the right warm water temperature as listed on ingredients so that yeast can “activate”. Else the dough will have trouble rising.
Mix warm water, yeast, sugar and salt and stir a bit. Then add 1 cup flour at a time while mixing until all flour is mixed in. Eventually knead the dough until the dough is stretchable without tearing. It is easier to mix it in a dough mixer (machine) but by hand will also work with the benefit of exercising our hands (in the process of kneading the dough).
Then make a round dough, put it in a greased bowl, cover it either with glad wrap or towel and let it sit for 30 mins. The dough should double in size by now. If planning to make the dough much later, put it in fridge and can be cooked the next day. The fridge makes the dough rise much slower, so perfect for delaying the rise until it is ready to be made.
Once the dough has doubled in size, make a crust to cover a greased pizza plate. Either round or rectangle, it don’t matter.
Then for topping or filling, we can add literally anything. But not raw meat as it may not cook fully. To begin with coat the pizza crust with some kind of sauce. In this case Prego sauce is used. But you can use your own if not available. Spread presto sauce on the crust base. Then sprinkle some cheese. Then add precooked meat like salami, pepperoni, or even sliced sausages. Anything you wish such as mushrooms, pineapple, inions and diced tomatoes. And finally spread even more cheese.
Preheat oven to 400°F or 204°C. Place pizza to very bottom of oven for 5 minutes to make the crust cook faster and resulting in crispy crust (Can also cook the crust without toppings in oven for 5 min before adding the toppings). Then shift pizza to medium or top position for another 6 – 8 mins. Check the cheese. When it is melted enough, the pizza should be done!