Like most kids, I loved pizza when I was growing up. My dad always made homemade pizza topped with ingredients like sausage and hamburg. I was fascinated with the idea of making your own pizza dough. I have tried over the years to make homemade pizza taste better than store bought but I have always come up short…that is, until now.
The dough for this pizza can not be simpler. You put everything into a bowl and mix. There’s no starters or sponges. It’s just 3 3/4 cups bread flour, 2 1/2 tsp (a package and a half) yeast, 3/4 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp sugar and 1 1/2 cups water. Whisk the dry ingredients and then add the water. Mix with a wooden spoon and than your hands until it forms a dough. Cover the bowl and let the dough rise for 2 hours. After it’s doubled in size, cut it in half. (This will make two pizzas)
Grease a jelly roll pan with canola or olive oil. Spread the dough out and add your toppings.
I chose chicken and broccoli with mozzarella cheese and store bought sauce.
Place into a 450F oven for 15 minutes. Let cool for a bit before cutting and enjoying.
Even your kids will love it :)
Inspiration and dough recipe came from Joy the Baker and her Spicy Sausage and Sweet Pepper Pizza.