Homemade Pizza Dough

How to Make Your Own Pizza Dough

Sorry so late and so short and sorry it’s not mayo … we’ve had an very eventful day of baseball games and raising awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. A college baseball teammate of the Mr.’s was diagnosed with ALS five years ago at the young age of 29, you can see his story here. A very touching story and makes you stop and realize every moment is a blessing!
Mayo had to be pushed to the side and I decided to use what was for dinner as today’s post. My sister has been using this recipe for years and as tweaked it to make most of her doughy items … including cinnamon rolls that don’t take four plus hours! I will share the source once I find out what it is, my recipe is coming straight from a picture I received via text coming from halfway around the world from my sister (oh the wonders of technology!).
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Homemade Pizza Dough

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Updated 8/16/2015:
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Combine 1 1/4 cup flour, the yeast, and salt. Add warm water and oil. Beat on low for 30 seconds. Scrap down sides. Beat on high for 3 minutes. Stir in 1 1/4 more cups of flour. Pour the remaining 1/2 cup flour on a clean counter top. Turn out dough onto a floured surface. Knead for 6-8 minutes or until smooth. Let rest for at least 15 minutes. Sprinkle pizza pan with cornmeal. Shape crust and place it on prepared pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes one 16″ thick crust or 2 thin crust. 
We usually will bake it for 10 minutes on the pan and then slide it off and bake it directly on the oven rack for the last ten minutes, we like our crust crispy! We also almost always double this recipe so we for sure have some leftovers! 
To make our pizza making dinners even simpler, I created a pizza sauce mix that has come in very handy!

Updated 9/17/16:
A Pizza Bar makes for a great and fun dinner option! 

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. pepperoni . italian sausage . kielbasa sausage . green peppers . jalapenos .
. pineapple . tomatoes . black olives . mushrooms . mozzarella . pepperjack . 

All together this makes for everyone getting a pizza to themselves exactly how they like it and to make it even better it’s a great way to use up those small amounts of fresh ingredients that might be hanging out in your fridge. Win – Win. 

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