Pizza may not be the first thing one would think of to make homemade. After all, there are pizza places everywhere. However, homemade pizza is just so yummy, healthier, and you get a lot more pizza for your buck. Besides, to make it is easier than you would think. So let’s get started.
I use whole grain spelt, freshly ground and let my KitchenAid Mixer mix the dough. It makes a great dough and is convenient. It can be made with hands, too. It is the same dough recipe as my dinner rolls except for pizza I do not add an egg. And yes, I go by gram using a Kitchen and Food Scale because that way it is perfect every time. My kids’ teenage friends call my pizza ‘The Best Pizza in Town’ – yeah!
I keep the toppings very simple. Always ketchup first and cheese last. Yes, I simply use ketchup, it really does make a great pizza sauce ;). You don’t need much, just to spread it evenly all over. For cheese I like Gouda (mostly too expensive in North America), Mozzarella, or Marble cheese. Other ingredients might be ham and pineapples for a Hawaiian Pizza, or salami for a simple Pepperoni Pizza. Onions, ham, mushrooms and olives fare also great choices. There are no limits when it comes to homemade pizza toppings, just add what you like and what you have on hand. It is all your choice, have some fun with it!
Now preheat your oven to 400F. If you have a Pizza Stone, great, use it. I do not and always bake very yummy homemade pizza without a pizza stone. Bake for 18-20 minutes. I like to bake one sheet at a time, even in a convection oven – it just bakes better. Serve hot and enjoy!
- For the dough (for two sheets):
- ½ cup (120ml) olive oil or butter
- 1 cup (240ml) boiled water
- 1 cup (240ml) milk (cold from the fridge)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 teaspoons instant yeast
- Whisk everything together
- 725 grams = 25.57 ounces flour. I like to use freshly ground spelt. You can use any flour.
- For topping:
- Ketchup, your choice toppings, cheese.
- Some oil to grease the backing sheets.
- Put in all the dough ingredients into the KitchenAid Stand Mixer in the sequence they are listed
- Whisk the wet ingredients together, than add the flour
- Knead the dough for about 5 minutes
- Cover the dough and let it rise till it is about double in size. (ca. 1 hour)
- Oil two backing sheet with some olive oil
- Divide the dough into two parts and spread it evenly on the sheets
- Let rise till about dabble in high
- Add ketchup to each pizza and spread it evenly
- Add your toppings
- Top with grated cheese
- Bake for 18-20 minutes at 400F
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