Good pizza can be life changing, and when you find it you'll never settle for anything less. Perfectly crisp dough covered with smooth, rich pizza sauce, topped with fresh, delicious toppings is basically what heaven must taste like.
A good pizza does not get on the table in less than 30 minutes, come with cheats, pre-made dough or sauce from a can. It's made with patience, fresh ingredients and a whole lotta love. A good pizza will make you wonder why you ever settled for frozen, or that stale tasteless slice of za you picked up at 3 a.m. after a few too many drinks.
If you're looking for a delicious pizza recipe that will make your taste buds happy, then look no further! We've got the perfect recipe you can whip up when the craving strikes. Enjoy!
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons dry instant yeast
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
Combine flour, yeast and salt in bowl or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment.
Add one cup of water, the oil and honey. Mix until combined.
Gradually add the remaining 1/2 cup of water while slowing mixing the dough until it forms a ball.
Sprinkle flour onto a clean counter top and knead the dough for about 3 minutes.
Place the kneaded dough into a large greased bowl. Cover with a damp towel and let rise for about an hour (or until it has doubled in size). While the dough is rising start making the sauce (pizza sauce recipe is below).
Once the dough has risen it can be divided in half for 2 normal sized pizzas, or into 4 for individual sized pizzas. At this point you can freeze or refrigerate the dough to use later, or you can start making your pizza now!
If making your pizza now, preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out the dough using a lightly floured rolling pin and place flattened dough on a pre-heated pizza stone or pizza pan.
Brush the edges with olive oil and cover with sauce and desired toppings and cook in the oven for 8-11 min (or until the crust is a golden brown and the cheese has melted).
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 3/4 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped or 3/4 teaspoon dried
- 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried
- 2- 8oz cans of tomato sauce
- 4 tablespoons tomato paste
- 5 tablespoons fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2/3 cup warm water
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil and butter and heat until almost shimmering.
Add the garlic, stirring a few times around the pot and then quickly add the onion powder, red pepper flakes, basil and oregano.
Stir a few times and allow the herbs to become fragrant.
Next add the Parmesan cheese, and brown sugar and then quickly dump in the tomato sauce, tomato paste and water.
Stir to combine and bring to a light boil.
Turn the element down to low, season to taste and allow to simmer for 1-2 hours, or use immediately if needed.