It’s my second time to make a dough. The first one was pretzel dough and it didn’t turn out ok. Good thing this homemade pizza I made with a homemade dough was a success. It wasn’t hard to make though it took about three hours before we were able to eat the pizza. First, we must wait for the dough to rise for at least an hour before it can be shaped into a pizza dough. Second, we only have a small oven so we can’t place two pizzas together inside so we have to wait for a few minutes before we can place the second batch.
Anyway, here’s how this homemade pizza was made:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp instant dry yeast
3/4 cups lukewarm water
1/2 tsp salt
TOPPINGS (it’s actually anything you want)
16oz Hunts tomato paste
Cheddar cheese – shredded
Mozzarella cheese – shredded
Pepperoni – cut into slices
Green and red bell pepper – cut into slices
For the dough, place the salt and the yeast in the lukewarm water for about 5 minutes or until you see that it’s like a miso soup. Place in the mixing bowl. Little by little, place the flour and mix it using the dough hook for about 5-7 minutes.
Knead the dough more then place in a bowl brushed with olive oil. Also brush the dough with some olive oil. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the bowl and place it in a warm place. I placed it outside our window though, LOL.
Preheat the oven into 400 degrees
Cut the risen dough into two and roll the first half into a 10-inch pizza dough. Place the tomato paste, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, green and red bell pepper and pepperoni.
Place the pizza into the oven for about 10-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
Next time, I’ll increase the all-purpose flour by more than one cup to make the size bigger and so that there will be three pizza dough instead of two.
Note: I actually used a small convection oven so I preheated it before placing the pizza instead of preheating it before placing the toppings. I’ll make a separate post on how to use this oven.