Homemade Pizza Dough

Not to brag... BUT.... my pizza dough is the bomb diggity. Haha. (at least according to my 4 kids). We've been making pizza dough for years and this recipe is our favorite.  I don't remember how exactly this one came to be, a mish-mash of a few recipes I found, I'm sure. Which, pretty much sums up how all my recipes come to be.

We make pizza every Friday night, as a family tradition. Even though, I don't always eat pizza myself, see my Zuchinni pizza alternative here. The kids love to help me make the dough and put the toppings on. If they learn to cook anything from me, they will know how to make their own pizza dough. Ha!

Homemade Pizza Dough:

2 tsp yeast
2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
5 cups Organic Flour
1/2 - 1 cup Olive Oil

yields: 2 large pizza doughs

Here's what you do: In a small bowl or measuring cup add yeast and sugar to 2 cups warm water and stir.

In a separate large bowl add flour and salt, then mix together. Once yeast has bubbled a bit, pour into flour mixture.

Knead dough until it forms a round ball. Add more flour if too sticky. Pour olive oil to the outside of the dough. This gives it lots of flavor and helps the crust to get that golden brown color that makes my mouth water just thinking about it. (Mmmmmm... golden brown) Cover and let dough rise for at least 30-minutes. Longer is great, the Pioneer woman makes her pizza dough, several days in advance and let's it rest in the fridge. Great option.

Divide dough into two pieces. Roll out dough into a large circle. Precook dough at 450-475 degrees (depending on how crispy you like your pizza) for 5 minutes. This helps set the dough. If you have a pizza stone, you can skip this step.

Remove pizza dough from oven and add your sauce and toppings. Put back in the oven again for 10-13 minutes. Remove from oven when cheese and crust is golden brown.  Slice and enjoy!

Super simple, and super delicious

Check out my video tutorial of this on my Periscope. ***Correction*** In the video I say that we buy Archer Farms pepperoni. The correct brand is Applegate NOT Archer Farms.

Do you make your own pizza? Do you have a family night each week?