I kinda shared this pizza recipe awhile back but it was for my chicken alfredo pizza.
I wanted to focus more on the actual pizza dough recipe and the small touches I do to make the pizza special and taste like "Pizza Like A Restaurant".
2 cups warm water
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp yeast
2 tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp salt
5 cups flour
Italian Seasonings (rosemary, garlic powder, basil etc)
salt & pepper
In a large mixing bowl pour the 2 cups of warm water and the brown sugar and stir. Add in the yeast and allow the mixture to proof.
Add in the salt and oil, whatever seasonings you like (I just sprinkle or add a pinch of this and that and I don't measure). Then add in the flour and stir. Knead the dough. Place the dough in a well oiled bowl and cover. Allow to rise for about 1.5 hours.
Punch dough down. Spray the pizza pan with non-stick spray if needed. Then sprinkle the cornmeal, salt and pepper. Roll out dough on pan.
In a small bowl pour a little olive oil and italian seasonings and some garlic salt. Use a pastry brush to brush the edges of the pizza with mixture.
Add your sauce, toppings and cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 450 for about 11 mins.
This recipe makes one huge thick pizza or 2 medium size pizzas. I usually grab a handful of the dough and place in a freezer bag for later use. I then stretch the dough out on a large pizza pan. This makes the pizza thick but not too thick.
The whole family is excited when I make this pizza. We barely bother with ordering pizza anymore.
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