I think homemade pizza has gotten a bad rap as being really hard or time consuming! It’s definitely not. I don’t really even plan ahead to make it, so you know it can’t be too hard or take too long!
I improvised my recipe into what it has become.
Bonnie’s Homemade Pizza Crust
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup wheat flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1 package (2 and 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
1 cup hot water (approx. 120 degrees Fahrenheit – I use mine as hot as it gets from the faucet!)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1. Combine hot water, sugar, and yeast in mixing bowl. Let set about 5 minutes.
2. Add 1 cup white and 1 cup wheat flour, olive oil, and salt. Mix.
3. Add the last cup of white flour as needed while kneading the dough.
4. When dough is firm and elastic, let rise in a warm place until double. Punch down and divide into two sections.
5. Place each section on a greased 12-inch pizza pan.* (This is the only pan size I have, and I have two, so that’s what I use.) Spread dough across entire pan/s with fingers.
Set oven for 450 degrees Fahrenheit. I pre-bake the crusts for 6 minutes, then after putting on whatever delicious toppings we have around, I bake each pizza for around 12 minutes. (Check sooner, but may take longer!)
*You can also put some cornmeal on the bottom/top of the crust when you spread it onto the pizza pan.