My husband’s favorite food is pizza. Doesn’t matter if its frozen, cheap takeout, or gourmet, he loves it. My tastes are a bit more finicky, however, and if I eat one more slice of cheap takeout I might scream.
Since I got my Kitchenaid mixer it is so easy to whip up some pizza crust, cheap takeout is a thing of the past! This crust takes about 5 minutes to whip up, and bakes up flavorful and crisp. You can top it with anything you want, make mini pizzas, even make breadsticks.
This recipe makes enough for two medium pizzas, or one really big one! My favorite is no sauce, a can of diced tomatoes with chilis (drained), some provolone cheese, and green olives! We also like homemade sauce, provolone and cheddar cheese and black olives. Sometimes I even get ambitious and make a seitan pepperoni.
- 1 1/2 T yeast
- 1 1/2 C hot water
- 1 T sugar
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 t salt
- 3 1/2 C flour
- Add yeast, water and sugar to mixing bowl and let sit for 5 minutes until frothy. Then add oil, salt and flour and mix with dough hook on speed 2 for 5 minutes, until mixed. Grease the bowl and let the dough rise for 1 hour. Punch down and divide into two. Roll out and top as desired. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes.