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Homemade Pizza.. Nom nom nom..

I tried out a new pizza recipe tonight and it was pretty good! I added herbs and garlic to the dough which made the crust deee-licious.


3 cups flour (I used 2.5 cups and a bit extra for kneading)
2 T olive oil
1 package dry yeast
1 tsp salt (I used 3/4 tsp)
1 T sugar
1 cup warm water

My additions: liberal amount of Italian seasoning, bit of extra basil (because I'm out of oregano.. the horror :faint: ) and a couple cloves of minced garlic.

Dissolve yeast into warm water. Stir in olive oil, salt, sugar, garlic, and seasoning. Add in two cups of flour & stir, gradually add in another 1/2 cup and knead till soft & elastic.

The recipe didn't call for letting it sit but I left it for about 15 minutes covered on the stove.

I also brushed a bit of olive oil onto the pan before flattening the crust onto it, and on top of the crust before baking. Bake crust at 375 for 5-10 minutes depending on your oven, add sauce, cheese, and toppings, and bake until crust is golden brown (bottom as well) and cheese is melted.

The top pizza had kalamata olives, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and parm, and the bottom had olives, bacon, and parm :drool: nom nom nom. For the cheese I used a blend of queso blanco and mozzarella.. verrrry good.

glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 1 week
I made this (minus the garlic because I had none) and it was deeeeeeeelish. I am making this again tonight and am adding freshly grated parm in the crust as well as on the topping.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 15 weeks
LOL Mishelle, I tried playing cafe world and it kept freezing up my comp :raspberry: I tried this recipe last night & followed the directions (aka I didn't let the dough sit before baking it) and it was a disaster!! Of course, we all still ate it hahahahah but.. You definitely have to let the dough sit, covered, in a warm area for at least 15 minutes.
Calster Calster 6 years 15 weeks
I was trying out homemade crust recipes last year, but nothing ever turned out. This looks delightful! I think I'll revise my search, and start with this one. Thanks for sharing!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years 16 weeks
I think I need to try making this, I've never made my own crust before and those look DELISH! :nomnomnom:
zeze zeze 6 years 16 weeks
I've made whole wheat crust before, it is really good if you brush the edges with olive oil and top with some seasoning when it comes out, also top it with lots of veggies, because it can taste more blah than the soft and sweet white flour version.
mishelleanne mishelleanne 6 years 16 weeks
Oh wow, yummO!!! Do you play Cafe World, too, LoL :) Anyway, good job!!!!
GirlC GirlC 6 years 16 weeks
Wow, this looks great. I just made a whole-wheat crust that only needed 10 minutes to rise... :true: I never thought about adding spices - thanks Karma.
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 16 weeks
welcome KS :HUG:
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 17 weeks
Hmm thanks for the tip Iveenia, in that case I will look up whole wheat crust recipes instead of just substituting.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 17 weeks
You guy should definitely try it.. I love recipes like this because you can play around with it & cater to your own taste so easily. I saw another recipe online that called for 3T of olive oil, I may try that next time. Oh & by the time I had another slice of the bacon/olive at around 11pm :oops: the crust was soft & delicious.. Totally better as leftovers.
audreystar audreystar 6 years 17 weeks
I'm impressed. The only time I have made my own crust was when I bought the chef boyardee box mix when I was little. Which was basically as complicated as using an easy bake oven. It tasted awful of course.
mels mels 6 years 17 weeks
These look amazing, karma! And I'm so impressed that you made your own crust. It looks delicious, and you make it sound easy. I always just buy Boboli's. :lazybones:
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 17 weeks
Karma - whole wheat - it is not really the same - maybe you try - with little ones - not that you think i want to spoil your pizza - my dad is a baker and even he had to try till he found the best way with whole wheat - so this is just a greeting fm him to you that you first try :) also be aware that the whole wheat crust is stronger in taste and maybe then you might use a stronger flavour on your pizza - so like Salami and stuff - yet i would not go for a spinach and cheese pizza :) the crust would be stronger than the delicate flavor of your pizza - when making a Margherita you might use a stronger sauce then it surely is delicious :) - just know - the baking and the "behaviour of the whole wheat is different than the "white flour" :HUG: and your pizza is looking most yummy :)
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 6 years 17 weeks
That looks really yummy. I've made my own crust before but haven't found a recipe I really like. May give this one a go.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years 17 weeks
Mmmm, looks good! I'll have to try this.
karmasabitch karmasabitch 6 years 17 weeks
Definitely try it, Lauren! It's super easy and much healthier than ordering out.. Next time I make it I think I'll try whole wheat flour :ponder:
lauren lauren 6 years 17 weeks
HOLY MOLY! This looks so good! I have never made my own pizza crust, I am going to have to give this a try!