Sunday, May 9, 2010

Our Favorite Pizza

Oh the love of pizza! It has gotten me through many trying times of pregnancy and many cold wintery nights of being snowed in. It is a dear friend! My passion for pizza has taken me in a few different directions and all of them begin with my fool-proof pizza crust. Whether it is topped with sauce or olive oil. Folded over into stromboli or covered in Nutella and strawberries... it is faithful. With a good crust recipe, the options for amazing pizza is endless. Use what you have laying around and see what you can create!!!!

1 1/2 cups of warm water ( 35 seconds in a microwave is usually good)
2 TBSP unbleached sugar (or honey, agave, brown sugar, etc)
1 packet yeast (2 1/2 tsp.)
Mix together and let sit for 10 minutes

3 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp salt
2 TBSP olive oil
Any garlic and herbs if desired

Stir in 2 cups flour, salt, and olive oil and any other seasonings you desire. As it begins to come together dump out onto a well floured surface. Begin to knead your dough and continue until it is firm and not sticky. Place into a oiled bowl and cover. If it is cold or drafty, place into the oven for one hour.  If you have the time, press all the air out and allow it to raise again. If you need to use it at this stage it is okay too. Press dough out onto an oiled pizza stone and bake for 5 minutes at 450 degrees. Remove and top with the desired toppings. Continue baking until toppings are at desired results :)


  1. mmm! I LOVE pizza too! We have it (at least) once a week--the homemade variety of course! :) And that pizza pictured looks a LOT like the pizza we had last night--toppings-wise. :)

    Thanks for the tips on unbleached flour and sugar. I didn't even know sugar was bleached! Sheesh. This is crazy world we live in. I'll keep my eyes open for those great products especially since I use flour ALL the time. :)

  2. Yes. They really do mess with our food SO much! Aldi does not carry anything unbleached just for a head's up. But walmart does or I am sure Meijer does too. Hopefully.... they would be more expensive at a smaller private owned store. Also if you are near a whole foods co-op they often have stuff like that in bulk and it is much cheaper! Or an amish store too. Thanks for commenting :)

  3. Is is 2 TBSP of either sugar, honey, agave,or brown sugar or of each of them??

  4. It's OR. Thank you! I will change that!