One of our favorite foods here at the Strawser household is homemade pizza. We make it at least once a week – it’s definitely a staple in our menu plan.
A few years ago I came across a recipe for homemade pizza that I started using, but over the years I’ve tweaked it to make it my own. I guess that, to me, recipes are just a suggestion. I like to make them my own. A little bit more of this, a little less of that.
I guess I’m just a rule-breaker.
Anyways, let’s get started here.
First, your ingredients:
- 3-4 cups of flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 packet of active dry yeast (1 tablespoon)
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup water
Mix flour, sugar, yeast and salt together in large bowl. As a side note, I love to use our large, purple tupperware bowl – for more than 1 reason. First reason is…well, it’s purple. Secondly, it’s REALLY easy to clean later.
In a separate bowl or large cup, mix water and milk and warm in microwave until warm. (I usually use the beverage button on our microwave which is a minute and thirty seconds long).
Mix the milk and water mixture in with your dry ingredients. Your dough will probably be sticky, in which case add more flour until it’s no longer sticky to touch. Should look like this:
Once mixed well, cover with a clean tea towel and let rise for 25 minutes.
After dough has set for 25 minutes, take out of the bowl and cut into 2 equal size portions (dough may be sticky again and you might have to use more flour to get it from the sides of the bowl.) We usually make our pizzas on two rectangular cookie sheets.
Top with your favorite ingredients and bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
We usually top ours with ham lunch meat and real bacon bits.
And of course, you need to see the finished product! And it’s oh-so-yummy, too!