I’ve always wanted to make homemade pizza, but I never have. When I was planning food for this week, I decided it was going to be one of our meals.
So I got to work. First I found a recipe that sounded good, then I made double the dough (in two separate batches) of what the recipe called for so that if I messed up I had extra dough to practice with.
Making the dough was as easy as 1,2,3…
First I mixed all of the ingredients together.
Next I let the dough rise in the oven for 1.5 hours. I followed the recipe instructions and put the oven on 150 degrees (Actually 170 degrees/my oven doesn’t go any lower). Then I shut the oven off and added the dough.
Lastly I shaped the dough with a rolling pin to get it ready for toppings.
So I messed the first pizza up:
The Crust is where I went wrong.
There was way too much Crust as you can see.
TIPS: Instead of using your hands to shape the pizza, use a rolling pin. This creates a more consistent thickness. My first pizza was thin in some areas and thick in others. I would skip adding a crust edge all together. The pizza was good flat without an extra edge of crust.
Tadaahhhh! I made a yummy pepperoni pizza 🙂