Ryan and I are big pizza fans and love having pizza nights. But, we typically disagree on favorite pizza joints (for the locals, Ryan prefers Harris, I prefer Happy Joes). But what we don’t disagree on – this homemade crust ala my friend Miss Effie. It’s amazing. It’s simple. We both love it.
So, we just make pizza at home instead. Win-win.
Here’s the last pizza we made at home. Onion. Olives and Artichokes (on my half). Sausage (on Ryan’s half). Mushrooms. Deeeee-licious.
I had been making pizza crust in the bread maker on the dough function. But, this is so much better. And totally easy. So, Ryan and I think you should make it. Okay? Okay.
Mix the following ingredients and set aside for 5 minutes:
1 tsp dry instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
¾ c warm water
Mix 2 cups flour and ½ tsp salt in bowl, pour in yeast mixture and ¼ c olive oil and stir.
Transfer to a floured board and knead approximately 5 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl and let rise for about an hour. Punch the dough down. Shape pizza and bake. (I typically bake the dough for 15 minutes before putting the ingredients on top and baking until everything is cooked through and cheese is melted.)
Make it, friends. You won’t regret it.
Do you have pizza nights?