I often ask the kids to help me meal plan. Without a doubt, one of them always says “PIZZA”!
I learned to make pizza crust from scratch in Home Ec. class back in junior high … and have been using the same recipe ever since!
With only 4 ingredients, it’s the easiest pizza recipe, by far.
The recipe will make 2 to 3 pizza crusts depending on how thick you like your crust 🙂
Some of our favourite pizzas:
Pulled pork & pineapple pizza with barbecue sauce.
Alfredo sauce, chicken, bacon, and green onions.
Italian dressing with mozzarella, cheddar, and Parmesan cheese.
- 3 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 5 teaspoons yeast (quick-rise)
- 1 2/3 cups warm water
- 5 teaspoons olive oil
Preheat the oven to 425F.
Mix flour and yeast in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture.
In a small bowl or glass measuring cup, stir together the water and oil. Pour the oil & water mixture into the well in the flour bowl. Mix with a fork until flour is blended in as best as possible, and the dough forms into a ball. Add additional flour if the dough is sticky. Add additional water if the dough is too dry.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
Grease a large bowl with olive oil. Transfer the dough into the bowl. Cover with a clean tea towel and place in a warm area to allow the dough to rise. Let rise approximately 1/2 to 1 hour, until the dough has doubled in size.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces.
Roll out each piece into a circle and transfer to an oiled pizza pan. Top with your favorite pizza toppings.
Bake at 425F for 12 to 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and crust is lightly browned.