Friday, November 13, 2015

Easy Homemade Pizza Recipe


What's better than going out for pizza on a Friday night? How about staying home for pizza on a Friday night! Preheat the oven, grab your favorite toppings, and prepare your taste buds for this simple, mouth-watering treat.

Easy Homemade Pizza

Ingredients
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
Directions
  1. Make sure oven racks are in the lowest positions possible. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. 
  2. Combine yeast and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add warm water, and stir until yeast and sugar dissolve. Stir in oil, salt, and 2-1/2 cups flour. 
  3. When the dough becomes too stiff to stir, flour your hands and a work surface. Knead for 8-10 minutes, adding a little flour to keep dough from sticking. When done kneading, the dough should feel smooth and no longer sticky.
  4. Dust ball of dough with flour, and return to mixing bowl. Cover with a towel, and let dough rise for no longer than 30 minutes. (The beauty of this recipe is that you don't have to let the dough rise at all, but it is easier to use if you do.)
  5. Grease a standard-sized cookie sheet, and dust with cornmeal. Use your hands or a rolling pin to spread dough over the entire pan.
  6. If you want your pizza to look extra fancy, pinch a raised rim around the edges. 
  7. Decorate with sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is lightly browned.
  9. Enjoy!
Based on recipe from Williams-Sonoma's Kids Cooking cookbook

23 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/13/2015

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

    I hope you check out my store, Ellie, and please order something. Coasters are great as well as hot pads. :) Or you could get a necklace. :) ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com

    Love,
    Ashley

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    1. Thanks, Ashley! Looking forward to taking a peek at your website. :)

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous11/16/2015

      Thank you so much!
      Love,
      Ashley
      creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com

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  2. Anonymous11/13/2015

    Looks delishous! Do I see spinach and tomatoes?? Yum! :)

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  3. Anonymous11/13/2015

    Nice plan, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Anonymous11/14/2015

    If you can ever get your hands on a pizza stone to use in your oven, grab it! It is so amazing and definitely gives you pizzeria type crust.

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    1. That's a great idea! I have a "Bed Bath and Beyond" gift card left from our wedding, so I think I'll go ahead and purchase one. We make homemade pizza every couple weeks.

      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous11/15/2015

    Hi Ellie. U mentioned before that u were homeschooled what curiculum were u homeschooled in? And what curriculum will u homeschool ur future children in?

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    1. Hi,

      I used a combination, including "Teaching Textbooks," "Apologia," and "Rosetta Stone." I'll have to look back at my coursework from high school and write a post about it. I'm not sure what we will use for our future children, but I really enjoyed the three curriculums that I mentioned.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous11/15/2015

    I think u should make a blog post talking about God and asking if anyone needs help or has questions about coming to the Lord and becoming a Christian and u and other people like me can help them.

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    1. That's a wonderful idea! Thank you!

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous11/15/2015

    What's ur fav Christian song?

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    1. Hi there,

      That's a good question! I'd have to say "Come Thou Fount." I have always loved the poetic lyrics, and my husband played it on guitar as I walked down the aisle at our wedding,

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous11/16/2015

      Thats so sweet do u like the songs Glorious Day or Revelation Song?

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    3. Anonymous11/16/2015

      Whats ur fav book of the Bible?

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    4. Anonymous11/16/2015

      Do u do or plan or doing any other job besides blogging?

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    5. Hmm. I really like Proverbs because it is filled with godly words of wisdom that are applicable to most every situation that Christians face.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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    6. I do listen to some modern worship songs while driving, but I also love hymns and Southern Gospel.

      In addition to blogging, I am in the beginning stages of writing a book that tells my grandmother's WWII story. I'll let you know how it goes.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  8. dancer of 311/17/2015

    A pizza stone is gteat for cinnamon rolls,cookies,etc.

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  9. Anonymous11/17/2015

    Hi Ellie! what do you like to do on the weekends? whats is your favorite resturant?

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    1. Hi there!

      The weather has been warm, so we have spent a lot of time hiking and biking. My husband loves eating out, so we try to go on a date night every week or so. We both really enjoy Texas Roadhouse, but I think my favorite is Chick-fil-a.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous11/21/2015

      My fav restaurant is Chick-fil-a what is ur fav sauce their?

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    3. The Chick-fil-a sauce is my favorite. :)

      Ellie

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