Never have I ever made anything with yeast….until now! At first I was afraid that it would take forever, but this pizza crust was so easy and so yummy that I am now a yeast believer. Will I move on to breads?? Hmmmmm, we shall see.
I am in love with pizza, Napoli pizza more than pizza hut pizza. But I had never made it. I stumbled across a few different crust and sauce recipes and decided to combine them. Who knew pizza making was SO easy?! And so yummy! Enjoy this pizza on a family night – the crust is versatile enough to make 4 mini pizzas, each can be different. Or trow a gourmet pizza party! When we move, this is sure to be apart of a housewarming party! YUM.
For the crust: (Makes 2 crusts)
- 1 1/8 cup flour
- 1 package yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/8 cup Olive Oil
Put all ingredients except 1/8 cup of flour in a large bowl, and mix with a fork. add the rest of the flour and mix with your hands. Let sit 5 minutes, and roll out into a think crust. Put crust on cold pizza stone. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Make the sauce.
[Crust recipe adapted from Cooking with Michelle]
For the sauce:
- 1 can (28 oz) whole tomatoes
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, pepper, salt, and oregano. Smash tomatoes with your fingers and combine. Spoon onto crust. Add toppings.
[Sauce Recipe adapted from Forno Bravo]
- Fresh Basil
- Fresh mozzarella
- Drizzle of olive oil
Add toppings to pizza sauce and put in oven. Cook pizza for 10-12 minutes. When pizza is done, drizzle with olive oil and a few cracks of fresh pepper. Enjoy!
My pizza before the oven
Pizza after I snagged a piece!