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Pizza party of two

Since I mastered the art of baking bread (and by mastered I mean I’ve baked one loaf my whole life), last night I decided to try my hand at homemade pizza.  The dough recipe seemed easy enough..plus if it turned out bad it’s still pizza..who doesn’t like pizza?  So Jon and I decided that I would make the pizza and he would help me eat it.  He eats anything so I wasn’t too worried about my lack of pizza dough making skills.  Fast forward 2 ish hours and wall-a! Pizza! I’m not trying to brag or anything but I have to say it was probably the best pizza I’ve ever had..seriously..I’m awesome!

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
  • 3 cups bread flour (adjust as needed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 3 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.
  3. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface. Form dough into a round and roll out into a pizza crust shape. Cover with your favorite sauce and toppings (we used spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes) and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.
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