We decided to have pizza for supper Friday night. I made the crust from the recipe found here.
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast (2 tsps. yeast)
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 cups bread flour [I didn’t have bread flour at hand, so used all purpose flour.]
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups bread flour, olive oil, salt, white sugar and the yeast mixture; stir well to combine. Beat well until a stiff dough has formed. Cover and rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spray a cookie sheet or round pizza pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle flour around the ball of dough and turn out onto cookie sheet. The dough will be soft and loose. Sprinkle flour on it if it sticks. Form dough into a round and use your fingers to push it into a pizza crust shape.
Cover with your favorite sauce and toppings, sprinkle with basil and oregano if you like, cover with shredded mozzarella cheese, and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
The crust was perfect. Crispy on the bottom, soft inside.
I doubled the recipe for two cookie sheets. The pizza was delicous! We added pepperoni to one and green peppers and pepperoni to part of another one.
I will make this pizza dough again. Soon. ~~Rhonda