Delicious! Easy! Made by You!
My husband and I have celebrated “Pizza Friday” for…well, at least 15 years of Fridays! Our tradition has been pepperoni pizza, rootbeers, and a movie.
Well, a couple of years ago I stopped working to stay home with my little girl and I started to really notice that $30 – $35 every week for a delivered dinner was costly. So I decided to venture into pizza making…with much trepidation!
Yeast? Kneading? Pizza Sauce? Yikes!
You will not, could not possibly, imagine how simple, fast and a thousand times better it tastes to make your own at home.
Try it once.
If it’s not worth it, I encourage you not to do it again. (Because I know you’ll be amazed and hooked!)
OK! Let the savory adventure begin!!!
Put 2 cups all-purpose flour in a mixer fitted with a paddle.
Add 1 cup cake flour
and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
In a liquid measuring cup, add 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water (about 100 – 115 degrees)
and then add 1 teaspoon active dry yeast,
1 teaspoon sugar,
and then add 1 tablespoon olive oil and stir.
Let the mixture sit until bubbly, about 3 minutes.
With the mixer on medium, pour in the yeast mixture and mix until a rough, sticky dough comes together, about 1 minute.
Add 4 tablespoons more of cake flour and mix until combined.
Remove from paddle.
Switch to dough hook after combining the 4 tablespoons flour with the dough.
Mix on low speed until it comes together in a ball. Let rest for 5 minutes in the mixer.
Mix on medium until less sticky, about 1 minute.
Flour the counter, oil your hands, move the dough onto the counter and
knead till it gets smooth (will still be wet and sticky which is perfect!), about 30 seconds – 1 minute.
Transfer the dough to a large, oiled bowl and cover bowl’s surface with plastic wrap.
Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight (will be tastier!).
Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!