Homemade Veggie Pizza

Making pizza dough is super relaxing and fun! Here’s a great recipe from Betty Crocker. I used bread flour.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups bread flour (I used 2 1/2)
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
  • 3 T olive or vegetable oil (I used vegetable)
  • 1 cup very warm water, about 120-130 degrees

Directions:

  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup of the flour, sugar, salt, and yeast. Add 3 T oil and warm water. Beat on medium for 3 minutes. Stir in the rest of the flour and continue beating until dough becomes sticky and starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  2. Place dough on lightly floured surface. Knead 5-8 minutes. Dough should be springy. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes. Dough will rise!
  3. For thin crust pizza, heat oven to 425F. Grease a cookie sheet and divide dough in half. Place half the dough on the cookie sheet and pat down into a 12-inch circle. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crust begins to brown. Remove from oven.
  4. Add toppings of your choice. I used pizza sauce, 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, sliced red peppers, chopped fresh basil, and chopped mushrooms. Bake pizza for another 10-15 minutes, or until toppings begin to brown and cheese has melted.

Note: You can also skip the cheese if you are making this for lactose-intolerant folks!

 

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