My family loves pizza, but I hate buying the overly processed frozen pizzas that you can find in the freezer aisle at the grocery store. I was determined that there was a way to create a pizza crust on my own. I got lucky. I found one on AllRecipes.com that is really awesome. But, I added my own twist!
Here’s the recipe:
1 package .25 oz dry yeast
1 tsp white sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tb olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic salt (my addition)
2 tb cornmeal
Preheat your oven to 450.
In a medium bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water until creamy (this will take about 10 minutes)
Stir in the flour, salt, and oil
Beat until smooth, then let rest for 5 minutes
While resting, sprinkle the cornmeal onto your pan. Sprinkle the garlic salt in with the cornmeal.
Turn the dough out onto the pan and either pat or roll to the desired shape (we went with a rectangle)
Spread with pizza sauce, top with cheese and other desired toppings
Cook for 15-20 minutes and allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving
We absolutely loved this pizza crust, and we really enjoyed the garlic salt in the crust. It just added an extra flair (And yes, I’ll have to give credit to my husband who said, “Sure would be cool if you could add something like garlic salt to the crust.” Thanks, honey.).
If I do anything differently next time, I’ll try whole wheat flour instead to see what that is like. And since our daughter was eating the pizza with us, we kept the toppings pretty simple: pepperoni on one side, pepperoni and green peppers on the other.
What is your favorite type of pizza?