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Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza


  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (105°f-115°f)
  • 1 package (2 1/4 teaspoons) of active dry yeast (check the expiration date on the package)
  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour (can use all-purpose but bread flour will give you a crisper crust)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • olive oil
  • cornmeal (to slide the pizza onto the pizza stone)
  • tomato sauce (purée)
  • mozzarella or parmesan cheese, shredded
  • feta cheese
  • mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • bell peppers, stems and seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • italian sausage, cooked ahead
  • chopped fresh basil
  • pesto
  • pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • onions, thinly sliced
  • sliced ham
  • a pizza stone, highly recommended if you want your pizza dough to be crusty
  • a pizza peel or a flat baking sheet
  • a pizza wheel for cutting the pizza, not required, but easier to deal with than a knife