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Today I want to share with you a recipe that is one of our family favorites – Homemade pizza. Every week I do a meal plan and every week pizza, with a green salad, is on the menu. We don’t get tired of it, because pizza can be one of your most creative nights in the kitchen. Sometimes its barbecue chicken pizza, plain pepperoni and cheese, margarita, ham and pineapple, and I have even done a taco pizza. It is a super easy meal. You just have to get the dough made a little ahead of time and within an hour you have homemade pizza! Your family will love it, I promise. Currently I don’t have a pizza stone or anything, but I do think it is fun to bake pizza on pizza sheets. It makes it feel so much more authentic.
Honestly, my pizza dough turns out different every week. Half the time I try new recipes and half the time I don’t follow the recipe exactly. Somehow it always turns out. This week we made two pizzas. The first one had prosciutto, some small peppers sliced really thin, sliced Roma tomatoes, fresh chives, and mozzarella cheese. The second had prosciutto, pineapples, chives, and cheese. Prosciutto is a little bit more expensive than regular sliced ham from the deli and I only get it once in a great while to make something special. Because of the cost, I generally tell the deli to cut their ham SUPER thin, and use that instead. Sir Knight likes the ham better than the prosciutto anyways. ( I think he can taste when something costs a little more. 😉 )
Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe
- 1 cup warm milk (i put it in the microwave for ~45 seconds, don’t make it hot or it will kill the yeast)
- 1 TBLS yeast
- 3 TBLS olive oil
- 3 TBLS honey
- 3/4 TBLS salt
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
- 1 cup white flour
Instructions: Place yeast in a large mixing bowl. Pour warm milk into bowl. Stir for a few seconds, then cover the bowl and let sit for 5 minutes to allow for the yeast to activate. Then add olive oil, honey, salt and stir. Now add the flour. I use a wooden spoon to mix the dough. The dough is probably still sticky. If so, add 1/4 cup white flour and mix a little more. If dough is still too sticky and not able to knead, add 1/8 to 1/4 cup white flour. Once the dough is a good dough consistency (not to hard, but not too sticky) I roll it into a ball and place it back in the mixing bowl. I set the timer for 10-20 minutes, depending on how much of a hurry you are in. Now would be a good time to preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the timer goes off, i cut the dough into two halves and I sprinkle some flour on the counter. Finally, I knead the dough into a good ball and then I roll it out. After rolling them out, place them on oiled pizza sheets. You can finally decorate your pizzas. I lay the toppings in this order: generous pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and then the toppings. Then I place one pizza in the oven at a time for 6-8 minutes depending on your oven. Ours right now is very old and I think it gets pretty hot so 6 minutes is sufficient.
Good luck and PLEASE let me know how this one went at your house.