- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 3 1/2 – 4 Cups Bread Flour
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 1/2 Cups Water (110 degrees)
- 1 Envelope Yeast
I use a dough hook to knead my dough, or you can do it by hand.
Add bread flour, yeast, and sugar into a bowl and mix it. (I mix with the dough hook)
Tip: Use a flat edge of something to scrap off the extra four off the top of the measuring cup to get an exact amount.
While mixing add water (remember to make sure the water is hot at about 110 degrees), add olive oil, and add salt last.
Mix until it becomes a ball, add more water if the dough is too dry but remember you don’t want it too sticky, if it is too sticky add more flour.
In a metal bowl rub the complete inside with olive oil. Then, put the dough in the bowl and rub the ball of dough with oil.
It should look something like this.
Cover with a kitchen towel and sit in a warm dry place for about an hour for the dough to rise. ( I put it by the stove top so while I am cooking the pizza sauce some off the heat will warm it)
While the dough rises start cooking the pizza sauce. (Recipe Below)
The dough should look like this once it rises.
Once dough rises, flour a clean dry surface.
Place dough on flour and toss the dough so it gets covered with flour.
Cut dough into 3 even sections.
Form all 3 pieces of dough into a slight ball.
Then cover with a kitchen towel and let it sit for about 10 minutes so the dough can rest.
After the dough has rest roll out the dough, keep adding flour as you go so it doesn’t stick and tear. You want the dough pretty thin.
On your peel add a little cornmeal this will keep the pizza from sticking on there.
Put the dough on the peel.
Add the sauce.
Add Mozzarella cheese, then add any other toppings you like.
And its ready to bake!
How to cook in a pizza oven below!
- 1 Quart Jar of Canned Tomatoes
- 1/2 of a 29oz Tomato Sauce
- 3/4 of a 6oz Tomato Paste
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Oregano Leaves
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Roasted Garlic and Herb Seasoning (can substitute for one of your favorite Italian seasoning)
- Small Pinch of Chili Flakes
- 1 Small Onion
Chop onion very finely, if you like bigger chunks chop to your desire.
Add olive oil and chopped onions in a pan and sauté onions on medium-low heat, then add garlic and chili flakes and stir.
Add tomato paste and stir until it starts to brown.
Add canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, oregano, roasted garlic and herb seasoning, and stir. Simmer bout 30-45 minutes and then let it cool.
Cooking in the Pizza Oven!
Light the oven.
Im using a Looftlighter.
You can find them at Amazon or Williams-Sonoma.
Once coal it lit add firewood.
Get a good flame going.
Place pizza in oven, keeping it on the peel.
And cover for about 1 minute and half.
Then take the peel out.
Keep turning the pizza so all the edges get crisp.
Then after about 5 minutes your pizza is ready!
If out don’t have a pizza oven you can buy a pizza stone for the oven.
Found at: Bed Bath and Beyond, Williams-Sonoma, Pampered Chef, and or probably any kitchen supply store.