Homemade Pizza

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. Now I have to admit that I’ve never really been a big fan, but I do love watching the commercials and eating all of the yummy, unhealthy food! 🙂 This Sunday, we are hosting a few friends and everyone is bringing a dish. I’m super excited to relax, hang out with friends, and eat all of the different foods!

Anyways, pizza is such a staple food for football parties. Some people just order pizza- which I have absolutely no problem with, but why not make your own this year?

Ingredients

  • 1 package of yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil plus extra
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • pizza sauce
  • 2+ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • pepperoni, sausage, peppers, olives, mushrooms (optional)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle yeast over ¼ cup of warm water and let stand for about 10 minutes.

Process the flour, sugar and salt for 6 seconds. Add the yeast, process 10 seconds longer. Combine the oil and water and drizzle through the feed tube while machine is running, until a clump of dough forms around the blade. Once the dough clumps around the blade, process for 30 to 40 seconds longer. Dough should be a little sticky.

Divide dough in half and knead on floured surface into smooth balls. If you are only making a single pizza, wrap the other ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate or freeze. Press the dough directly on an oiled pizza pan or stone. Brush the dough with a bit of olive oil and sprinkle with italian seasoning. Place immediately into the preheated oven. Bake for 8 minutes.

Remove from the oven, spoon on sauce, cheese, and desired toppings. Sprinkle some Italian seasoning on the very top. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.

This pizza turned out really great! In fact, my hubby and I ate 1 whole pizza by ourselves. This is definitely worth the effort, and you can actually make the dough in advance. This is going on my super bowl party menu.

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February 2, 2011. Main Dishes.

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