This recipe is so easy and tastes yummy! It’s a Bobby Flay recipe. You can buy one pizza for $20 or make two 12″ pizzas for around $5 total, depending on your ingredients.
3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling (Chef’s Note: Using bread flour will give you a much crisper crust. If you can’t find bread flour, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour which will give you a chewier crust.)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 envelope instant dry yeast
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 cups water, 110 degrees F
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons
Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.
My tips: Turn your oven to 500 degrees and bake the pizzas on pizza pans coated with olive oil and sprinkled with cornstarch. The cornstarch makes the pizza dough crispy and helps it to not stick.
Here are some ideas for pizza:
Use an alfredo sauce and top with grilled asparagus and mozzarella
Use a marinara sauce and top with ham, pineapple, crispy bacon, and cheddar/mozzarella cheese
Use a hummus spread and top with red peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella
Top with mushrooms, red peppers, goat cheese, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar
Make your own creation and tell me about it!