My mom made homemade pizza on several occasions--Christmas Eve, Conference weekend, family gatherings, etc. At some point I had her help me figure out her recipe. We love it! My kids think it's the best pizza ANYWHERE. I've now begun to make them individual doughs, and they make their own pizza...they LOVE this!
2 pizza crusts
3 thin pizza crusts
1 1/2 cups very hot tap water
1 1/2 packet yeast (or 1 1/2 T.)
3 tsp sugar
3 3/4 cups flour
1 glug olive oil (apx. 1 1/2 tsp)
directions: 1. Dissolve yeast into water, add sugar.
2. Add flour and then olive oil. Mix together well with dough hook in mixer. Let knead in mixer for 2-3 minutes. Add more water or flour depending on consistency, until dough is not too wet, but not too dry either...it should stick to sides, but as it mixes, pull away from the mixer bowl. 3. Turn out onto floured surface. Knead, forming a dough ball.
4. Place dough into a greased bowl, coating the dough with the oil. Cover dough with plastic wrap--placing wrap softly ON the dough.
5. Let rise, punch down, and the dough is now ready to use. You can let it rise again, but this is not necessary. Refrigerate to slow the rising (if desired). 6. Cut dough in half. This yields 2 pizza crusts. Roll out onto pizza pan/stone.
To Cook: 1. Cook at 400 for 17 minutes with all toppings but cheese (sauce, toppings).
2. Apply cheese and turn down oven to 350 for apx. 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.