Forget takeout and delivery. Pizza made with dough from scratch just can’t be beat. Top that off with it’s absolute ease to make and you’ll never pick up the phone to order again.
Our ‘pizza nights’ usually coincide with our family nights. Everyone picks their toppings and I get to work making this dough.
- 4 cups Flour
- 1 1/2 tbsp fast-rising (or Pizza) Yeast
- 1 tbsp Garlic Salt
- 2 cups lukewarm to warm water (not hot)
- In a stand mixer, combine the flour, yeast, and garlic salt together and blend well.
- Add water and mix until the dough has formed (this step works best if you have a stand mixer that can mix dough well).
- Knead the dough (you may need some extra flour to sprinkle on the dough as you are kneading it so it doesn't stick to you and everything else). Roll into a ball and cut it in half.
- Grease two bowls with olive oil, and put the dough in the bowls. Make sure the bowl is large enough to allow for expanding dough. Once the dough is in, lightly oil top of dough. Put saran wrap on dough - not bowl (once the dough is covered, you can place a kitchen towel over it if you like to keep it a little warm. Let rise for a couple of hours.
- Once the dough has risen as much as you want it to rise, roll down and put it into a pizza pan.
- Now you can add your sauce, cheese and toppings.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 - 18 minutes, then broil for 2 - 3 minutes.
- Let cool for a couple of minutes, then serve.
- This recipe makes 2 medium-large pizzas.
- You can leave the dough to rise for longer, or use it after 20 minutes if you don't have time. The longer you leave it, the higher the crust.