Who doesn’t love Pizza!?!? …anyone… I didn’t think so! Pizza has always been a favorite in our home, but making it from scratch has not. I struggled with floppy, doughy crust or burnt edges. It wasn’t pretty. Through a Lot of trial and error I have found success. Not once or twice, but Every time! The big secret to no flop homemade pizza crust!
If you are new to making your own pizza, or have tried and failed, keep on reading! We all know the secret to an amazing homemade pizza lies in the crust, and I am going to let you in on the secret that will up your pizza making game forever!
First thing you need is a good crust. There are plenty of recipes out there, but I got sick of looking it up every time. So I simplified one to make the ingredients easy to remember.
Quick Pizza Dough Recipe:
- 1 packet of yeast
- add in 1c of warm water (between 105-115 degrees)
- then add in 2tsp of sugar
*let sit for 10 mins while yeast activates*
- add 2tsp salt
- 2tbs of olive oil
(are you getting the 2 pattern…)
- add in your flour 1/3c at a time mixing at a medium speed. You will use around 2c of flour. I do not level off the cups just add it slow until the dough all pulls from the side and is on the dough hook.
Remove the dough from the hook. If it is sticking to your fingers add in a little more flour by kneading it on the counter.
Roll the dough in a little more olive oil and cover with a kitchen towel.
Let dough rise for 45 minutes.
Give it a good punch.
Now take out the pans for you pizzas. I use pizza stones and cookie sheets. Anything will work with this trick. Measure out parchment paper to cover your pans.
Here is the trick to get that nice crisp crust.
The Secret to No Flop Homemade Pizza Crust is….
Pre-Heat your Pans!!
Put the pans in the oven then Pre-heat the oven and pans to 425 degrees.
While those are getting hot start making your pizzas on your measured parchment paper.
All of these pizzas were made using 1 batch of dough. I have yet to master tossing the dough so I stretch it a bit by hand the press it out toward the edges to make whatever shape I need.
Like we discussed in our Use It Don’t Lose it post, anything goes! You can use up leftovers or veggies that are close to turning on you. Making pizza is always a family affair in our house.
J likes a traditional Meat and Cheese.
V and I love ours loaded with veggies.
Let them bake for 12-15mins.
Take them out when the edges are golden and the cheese is all melted.
…all that’s left is to ENJOY!
See No Flop!
I hope this inspires you to give homemade pizza a try!
I love your pre-heat trick! Plus the parchment paper helps with cleanup!!