We love pizza, but we really love homemade pizza! We eat pizza often, sometimes once a week. I like making pizza because it is easy, but also because I can add leftover meat to the toppings or add veggies from my CSA box fairly easy. Besides all that, if I am in a pinch, I always have cheese. Usually all the ingredients are in my house, it is an awesome “What are we having for dinner?” kind of night.
What I love about this recipe is that it can be made using your stand mixer or your Ninja processor (dough blade). I am lucky enough to have both and I have made this pizza numerous times in both. Save yourself the expense of ordering a pizza and make your own!
First step add flour, yeast, and salt into the mixer.
Then add your olive oil and water. Let that dough mixer do the kneading for you. Give your hands a break.
Your dough should start to come together like this. It looks like the dough is trying to escape!
Set your two balls of dough on a floured surface. Place a damp paper towel over the dough.
Take a 45 minute break. I like this part! When you come back you should see this. Look at how it has risen in size.
I had pepperoni in the fridge. I also had leftover BBQ chicken. So I added BBQ chicken, BBQ sauce, and some RANCH!
3 cups of flour
1 packet of instant yeast
½ tbsp of olive oil
¼ of salt
1 ⅓ cups of warm water
Optional: Cornmeal/Garlic Salt
In the bowl of your stand mixer put all the dry ingredients. Then add the olive oil and 1 cup of the water.
Use your dough hook to begin mixing, mix until a loose dough begins to form. If dough does not come together, add the rest of the water. (If you add too much water and the dough is too sticky, just add a bit of flour.)
Mix with the dough hook until a ball forms, then allow the mixer to knead the dough for approximately 8 minutes.
After the dough is kneaded, take it out of the stand mixer. Using lightly floured hands, divide the dough in half. Set dough on a floured surface. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rest for 45 minutes to an hour.
Once your dough has risen you can begin to make your pizza. I use pizza pans which I spray olive oil on and sprinkle cornmeal and a bit of garlic salt. Bake your pizzas at 450-475 for 5-15 minutes. (Depends on your oven and how crispy you like your pizza!)
Recipe from A Couple of Cooks
Here’s to eating leftover pizza for breakfast,