I have only made homemade pizza dough a few times over the years. But, it wasn’t until I found this recipe that I decided that homemade pizza’s would be a mainstay in our house! This crust is so easy, so quick and perfect for freezing – so make a double or triple batch! I found this recipe here.
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The Perfect Pizza Crust
- 2 tsp. active dry yeast
- 1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup 110 degree water
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Dissolve yeast and sugar in water; allow to rest for 8 minutes. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Pour yeast mixture over flour mixture and mix well with a heavy spoon. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 2 minutes. (I actually kneaded my dough right in the bowl. I simply dusted with flour as needed. Easy clean up!) Working from the edges to the center, press dough into a 12″ circle. (I did this right on my greased pizza pan instead of on the counter.) Place dough on a lightly greased pizza pan and stretch dough to edges.
Spread sauce over crust and top with cheese and desired toppings. Bake in a 500 degree oven for 8-12 minutes, or until edges are golden.
Freezer Method: After you have mixed the dough, place in a freezer bag. To use, thaw in refrigerator for several hours, bring to room temperature, then stretch to fit your pizza pan. Add toppings and bake following the directions above.