Pizza Friday!

Every Friday afternoon during the summer growing up our Grandma Lea use to take my brother and I to Peter Piper Pizza. We would get a large pizza to share and then of course she spoiled us rotten with  $10 worth of tokens each to play ski ball and all the other fun games. So pizza has been a staple food in my life pretty much for as long as I can remember, haha! 

In recent years I took my love of pizza to a whole new level and started to make my own from scratch. Making your own pizza is just ridiculously fun and opens itself up to experimentation with different types. I think one of our new favorites is kale and bbq sauce, it's so good! 

Now that I am sure your mouth is watering let's get to all the things you are going to need. 

Things you will need

1 jar pizza sauce (you can also use pasta sauce)
1/2 - 1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 - 1 cup cheddar cheese
any other pizza topping you like

Pizza Dough Ingredients (enough for about a 14 1/2" pizza)
3 1/2 cups white flour (I like to 1 cup wheat flour instead of all white)
1 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp honey or molasses
1 Tbsp yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
optional
    Red Pepper Flakes
    Garlic Salt
    Oregano
    Basil
    Parmesan Cheese

Preheat your oven to 425°F 

In your stand mixer fitted with the hook attachment add 2 1/2 cups of flour, salt, and oil. If you're adding in any of the optional ingredients do that next, I add each of those to taste. Next add the yeast, honey, and sugar to the warm water, mix and then let sit for about 10 minutes until the top is frothy. Then slowly pour it into your mixer with the flour, add the remander of flour and let it mix until incorporated. Cover your bowl and let it set in a warm place to rise for 45min to an hour. 

Grease your pan or pizza stone (I really recommend a pizza stone if you are going to cooking lots of pizzas, they help get that nice crispy bottom), and spread out your dough. Spread your pizza sauce over the dough and then apply cheese and any other topping you like. 

Cook for 25-30 minutes until the crust is nice and crispy. 
And now you can make any type of pizza your heart desires! We ended up making a kale, mushroom,  and bbq pizza, I must say it came out pretty yummy. We will definitely make it again. What are some of your favorite types of pizza? We are always looking for some new tasty ones to try out! 

x's and o's

15 comments :

  1. Oh man, I'm so jealous of how yours turned out. The last time I tried making pizza at home it seemed like there was one disaster after another. I'm probably just remembering it worse than it actually was though. I did still get to eat pizza so it could have been worse!

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  2. Dude! I want this...NOW! so hungry!!!

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  3. Ooh this looks so yummy! I've made pizza before but always bought the pizza dough haha I didn't realize how easy it was to make it. Ooh bookmarking this!

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  4. Oh we make homemade gluten free pizza almost EVERY friday night at mi casa :) Homemade pizza is just so yummy sometimes. there is nothing like it :)

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  5. your pizza looks amazing!! check out the pizza the mister and i make: http://veranellies.blogspot.com/2012/07/market-mondays-homemade-pizza.html

    i've always been plain jane and just like cheese pizza - so either we do it sheet style (like in my post) or we break out our pizza stones and each get our own. he usually piles his high with all sorts of veggies.

    we started getting pizza'd out (if you can imagine) because we were making them all the time hahha(they are so good!) we havent had pizza in a while..so i think its about time to make another one up!

    xx
    trisha
    veranellies.blogspot.com

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  6. Yumm! I've been waiting for you to post this. I'm intrigued by the honey in the dough. I'll definitely give this a shot!

    I love margherita pizza, although I've never tried it at home.

    I love to put caramelized onions in my pizza sauce. =D

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  7. This looks so good! I've been wanting to try to make homemade pizza and I think I found the recipe to try! :)

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  8. My mother in law just got me a whole book full of different pizzas! I need to buy a pizza stone and then I'm set.

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  9. I blogged about your pizza recipe :)

    http://starvingartistfoodphotography.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/pizza-perfection/

    -Christina

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  10. Omg. I don't know if I've ever seen a better looking pizza

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  11. This looks beyond delicious - and I love kale on pizza. Great choice!

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  12. All these food posts on my blog feed are making me hungry! I love homemade pizza. so good.

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  13. Yum! I've never made my own pizza but I think I'll have to now :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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