Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Homemade Pizza. . .

Last night Bobby & Kari came over for homemade pizza. We had a good time visiting while we chowed down.

Bobby has always been a pizza fanatic, pepperoni being his #1 choice. I remember when he was a little guy, about 3 or 4, Bob brought home pizza for dinner. When we opened the box we discovered it was the wrong order, not pepperoni, Bobby burst into tears. We laugh about that even to this day!

When Bobby was in high school I started making homemade pizza to feed all his friends when they came over to hang out. There was no way I could afford to order pizza for that hungry group. I discovered a good recipe for pizza crust, here it is. . .

Pizza Crust

1 package regular or quick active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt

Dissolve yeast in warm water in mixing bowl.
Stir in flour, oil and salt.
Mix on medium speed with dough hook until a ball is formed.
Cover and let rest 20 minutes.

I make another dough crust for the 2nd pizza. I tried to double the recipe once, it just didn't work.

Move oven rack to lowest position.Heat oven to 425 degrees.Spray pizza pan with Pam.

Flour area where dough will be rolled out.
Turn dough over a few times in flour before rolling with a floured rolling pin.
Put dough on large pizza pan, trim excess dough, then fold over to form an edge. Prick dough thoroughly with a fork. Add sauce, cheese , & toppings. Bake about 10 to 15 minutes or until crust just begins to brown.

I use spaghetti sauce with a little oregano added, instead of pizza sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese, followed by other toppings of your choice. I recently discovered 'Hormel Turkey Pepperoni', it's not as greasy as regular pepperoni, we like it better.

Thanks for visiting today, see you tomorrow!


Stacey said...

What a woman! Sounds yummy.

Mary said...

That is so funny about Bobby crying about the wrong order.
Thanks for the recipe.

Darlene said...

Oh, I just LOVE pizza! My favorite is pepperoni and sausage!

Happy To Be said...

GM Girl this just makes me hungry..I love Pizza..but I order it to go girl..I have made it at home and alot of work..Thanks for sharing..and for coming by...hugs and smiles Gloria

Melissa Miller said...

My husbands favorite food is pizza. Sounds like you had fun!

Bo said...

Hi Carol...I've NEVER made a pizza!
I must try it sometime...I loved the story of your Bobby crying over the wrong pizza I'm sending you a website about a Texas pig that he might get a kick out'll see why toward the end..LOL.. ;-) Bo

Shellmo said...

How fun to make your own pizza! And thanks for the tip about the turkey pepperoni (the regular stuff gives me terrible heartburn!)

Becky K. said...

I have to try this! My middle son loves pizza!

Thanks for visiting at Hospitality Lane. It is lovely to get to see your pretty blog.

Becky K.