We can never get enough of pizza in our home, but a lot of store bought pizzas come with a lot of “debatable” ingredients. Even the ones from big chain pizza shops have a lot of grease and include High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Well — nothing was going to stop us from eating pizza, so we started making our own from scratch.
I just don’t crave other pizza when our own is so much better!
We will list out the ingredient we used, but you can make your pizza with whatever sounds good to you.
“A Pizza Slice a day keeps Sadness Away.”
― Jet Paacal
1 packet of Instant Yeast
2 cups of Unbleached flour
1/4 tsp Kosher Salt (we use coarse salt)
1 Tbsp of Sugar
1 1/2 Tbs of Honey
2/3 cup of Warm Water (between 120-130°F)
3 Tbsp of Olive Oil
Add 1 cup of flour into food processor along with the yeast, salt and sugar; turn on low for 30 seconds to mix the ingredients. In a separate bowl add the honey in with the warm water and stir until the honey is dissolved. Make sure the temperature of the water remains between 120-130°. Add that into the food processor along with the olive oil. Mix for 30 seconds on low/dough, and gradually add the last cup of flour until the dough becomes a ball (adding more flour if needed). Once you have yourball bring it onto a surface covered in flour and knead it with your hands for one minute. Cover your dough ball in plastic wrap and let it rise until dough has doubled (You don’t need to let it rise, but we find it gives us better results).
Pizza Topping and Baking
3-4 Tbsp Pizza Sauce
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
4 Cloves of Garlic
2 Large Vine Tomatoes
1/4 White Onion
2 Slices of Prosciutto
1/3 cup Parmesan Reggiano
3/4 cup Shredded Mozzarella
3 small Mozzarella Balls
1/4 cup Crumbled Goat Cheese
10 Fresh Basil Leaves (this is whatever looks good to you)
Preheat over to 400°F and using a roller, roll out your dough so it is larger than your pizza stone. Move the dough onto the stone and spread the pizza sauce all way way to the edge of the stone using a spoon. This will leave you with dough off of the stone for your crust. Sprinkle the garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and crushed red pepper flakes over the sauce. Mince the garlic cloves and evenly spread them over the sauce. Next, layer the pizza with parmesan reggiano, and thinly slice the tomatoes and place them on top. Add half the shredded mozzarella, mozzarella balls and all of the crumbled goat cheese. Cut up the prosciutto and onion and place them over the cheese. Rip up the basil leaves and place them evenly over your pizza, with finally adding the last half of your mozzarella over the top.
We also add salt and pepper over the top, but it is not necessary.
Finish your pizza by folding the dough edges up over the pizza to make the crust, pinching the creases so no goodness leaks out. Place onto bottom rack of preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
Now this is just one of the many different kinds of pizzas you can make, but it is one of our favorites and we frequently use these ingredients.