Homemade Pizza From Scratch

Homemade Pizza From Scratch


How to make Homemade Pizza From Scratch
Recipe by Laura Vitale


Makes 2 10
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 25 mins

For the Dough:

  • 3 ½ cups         All Purpose Flour (438 g)
  • 2 tsp                Salt
  • 1 tsp                Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp             Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 1/3 cups       Warm Water, 110 deg  F (43 deg C)
  • 1 Envelope of Yeast (1tsp)

For the No Cook Sauce (Red Pizza):

  • 1 ¼ cup                  Tomato Sauce or Tomato Puree
  • Dried Oregano        to taste
  • Dried Basil              to taste
  • Granulated Garlic   to taste
  • Granulated Onion   to taste
  • Salt and Pepper      to taste
  • Pinch of Sugar
  • 8 oz                         Fresh Mozzarella, shredded (227g)


To make the dough:
1) Add the yeast to warm water and set it aside for about 3 minutes.
2) In the bowl of a standing mixer, fitted with a dough attachment, mix together the flour, salt, sugar and olive oil. Stir the yeast in the water to make sure its all dissolved and add it to the flour mixture.
3) With the speed on medium, mix until everything is combined. Reduce the speed to low and mix for 10 minutes.
4) Oil 2 bowls with olive oil and set aside. Divide the dough in two pieces and roll into a ball. Place each ball of dough into the oiled bowls, seam side down and brush the tops of the dough with a little oil to stop them from drying out. Place a piece of plastic wrap on top of each bowl and place the dough into a warm place. Inside a microwave or an oven (oven turned off) works best.

To make the sauce
Mix together all of the sauce ingredients and adjust the seasonings to your taste. Set aside.

To make the pizza
1)  Preheat the oven to 475 deg F (246 deg C). Place the pizza baking pan in the oven and preheat it for 20 minutes

2)  Sprinkle some flour onto counter, take 1 ball of dough and flatten it in the flour on all sides with a wooden pastry and pizza roller.  (watch the video for proper instructions)

Pizza Pan   pizza_baking_pan_transp

Wooden Pastry and Pizza Roller   wooden_pizza_roller50

Pizza Cutter   pizza_cutter90

3) Top it with the shredded cheese.  Cook for 20 minutes, rotating half way through to insure even cooking.


How to make Homemade Pizza From Scratch