Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
This homemade recipe is well worth the effort. Add some sauce, cheese and topping and it is "Homemade Pizza Night" at your house! (Prep time does not include time for the dough to rise)
- 2 (1/4 ounce) packages dry yeast
- 3 1⁄2 cups lukewarm water
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 9 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon salt
- cornmeal (optional)
- olive oil
- Add sugar to water. Dissolve yeast in water.
- Add 4 cups flour and salt.
- Beat well with wooden spoon.
- Add the rest of the flour one cup at a time.
- When dough starts to pull away from the side of the bowl, turn out on floured board and knead until smooth.
- Place dough in a bowl that has been oiled w/ olive oil.
- Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk.
- Cut into two portions and let rest for 15 minutes.
- Pat or roll out in pans.
- I use 15 1/2 by 10 1/2 jelly roll pans.
- Sprinkle edges of crust with cornmeal if you like.
- Spread with your favorite sauce, cheeses and topping.
- Most pizza is cooked on high heat 500°F+ for 15-20 minutes until cheese in the middle is bubbly and the bottom of the crust is browned.
- A hint-- Pizza cooks from the outside in so don't overload the middle of the pizza too much-- and have the cheese,sauce and toppings go right to the edge.
This is a great crust--one of the types I like. We made this thicker and chewy and made three small pizzas with half the dough and I froze the rest. I lowered the temperature because usually 425 and a bit longer makes the texture we like (I hate any kind of raw dough....I was worried!) It was easy and tasty! Thanks for sharing!
Very good pizza crust. Made 2 rather large and thick crusts. If you like thin crusts you could get 3 bases out of this.