Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pizza By Request

I love having friends over for dinner. I love it even more when they are excited to eat my food! Although, if I'm honest with myself, my friends are mostly college students and would be excited for any free meal. But, I like to think it's because of my cooking. My friend Courtney requested homemade pizza, and I'm glad she did since it made me remember how much I freakin' LOVE pizza! I doubled the recipe so we each made our own pizza, which made it a lot of fun.

This is an adaption to my mama's recipe. I always end up adding more flour after letting it sit so I've included that as well as added the nutritional yeast and more sugar.

Homemade Pizza Dough
What You Need:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 packet yeast
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 1/2 cups wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup flour, use as needed
The Process: 
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 1 cup warm water with the sugar and yeasts. Set aside for 5-10 minutes. Let it get frothy. 
  3. In a large bowl mix the flours and salt. Add the yeast mixture and olive oil. Stir with a spoon until the dough starts holding together. Knead the dough for about 8 minutes. (This is where I usually end up adding some more flour, but not a whole cup.) Cover dough with a tea towel and let set for an hour. 
  4. Pour some of the extra flour onto the pizza pan. Knead dough into the shape you want, flipping it at least once to be sure it does not stick to the pan. 
  5. Add whatever toppings you would like and cook for 15-20 minutes. 
Our friend Courtney's pizza

Chris' pizza; He seized his chance to add extra meat to his meal

My pizza; I can't believe I thought being vegan would be difficult. 


  1. Mmm! I love me a good pizza! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Shine on Fridays this week!

  2. Yummy! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: to share this recipe with my readers.

    Mrs. Delightful

  3. I have never found a homemade pizza dough that I have been happy with - I so appreciate you sharing your recipe - I will be giving it a try! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

    Addicted to Recipes

  4. This looks like a great recipe! I would love for you to link it up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot.

  5. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  6. If I could have only one food would always be pizza. I just love it, and yours looks so very delicious!! Happy Easter!