Homemade pizzas are great because you can create the pizza to your liking. My family has homemade pizza at least once a month. I make my pizza dough using the “Better Homes and Gardens” cookbook recipe. It is a very basic recipe, but like any dough it requires kneading and time to “rise.” I have found homemade pizza dough (and any homemade bread) to be much more filling and much better tasting than their store equivalents. Once the dough has finished rising I dress it with my ingredients and then cook everything at once. I’ve found that the dough is softer that way. It may be good measure to lightly saute your vegetables (namely peppers and other firm veggies) before putting them on your pizza if you like less crispy veggies. Enjoy! 😉
Ingredients:2 and 1/2 to 3 cups all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)
2 tablespoons cooking oil or olive oil
1. In a large mixing bowl combine 1-1/4 cups of the flour, the yeast, and salt; add warm water and oil. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.