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Homemade Pizza

Nothing beats the fun and flavor of making pizza from scratch!

Flour2 cups
Salt1 tbsp
Garlic Powder1 tbsp
Baking Powder 2 tsp
Pepper1/2 tsp
Water1 cup
Egg1
Tomato Sauce 1 8oz can
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 1 cup or Chef’s Choice
Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/4 cup or Chef’s Choice
PepperoniChef’s Choice
Spinach1/2 cup or Chef’s Choice
Black Olives 1 can or Chef’s Choice
Onion1/4 whole or Chef’s Choice
24 minute cook time at 420°

Prep

You will need a mixing bowl and a pizza pan or baking sheet. Use scissors or a knife to cut Spinach into small strips. Slice Olives in half and dice or finely chop the Onion.

Step One

Combine Flour, Salt, Garlic Powder, Baking Powder, and Pepper in a mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly then slowly add the Water while stirring until the mixture is thick enough to be handled. Too much water will make it too sticky to knead properly so adding the Water slowly is crucial.

Step Two

Knead the dough for a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes. The goal is to activate the gluten to create an elastic texture so tearing and stretching the dough as you knead will help that process occur. The dough texture should change slightly to be more smooth and stretchy which indicates you’ve kneaded thoroughly.

Step Three

Place the Dough on the center of the pizza pan and roll out with a rolling pin. This process works best with a mixture of rolling the dough and stretching it gently with your hands. Once you have rolled it out to cover most of the pan or reached desired thickness, roll the edges of the dough up on itself to form a crust.

Step Four

Crack Egg into a cup and whisk until blended. Pour the blended Egg into the center of the dough and spread out with a spoon or spatula over entire the entire piece of dough. Be careful to cover the crust without getting Egg on the pan to prevent the crust from sticking to the pan.

Step Five

Pour Tomato Sauce into crust in a spiral starting from the center. Use the spoon or spatula to spread the sauce to cover the pizza within the crust area.

Step Six

Sprinkle Shredded Mozzarella Cheese over Tomato Sauce until desired cheesiness is reached. Sprinkle a thin layer of Cheddar Cheese around the edge of the pizza where the crust meets the Sauce.

Step Seven

Add Pepperoni, Spinach, Olives, and Onions to desired taste. Sprinkle a thin layer of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese over the toppings to help them stick to the pizza when served.

Step Eight

Preheat oven to 420°. Once preheated, place Pizza on middle rack and cook for 15 to 25 minutes, adding time in 5-minute increments if necessary. The crust should be a light golden brown and the cheese will be brown and bubbly in the middle while the cheese on the crust will be brown and crispy.

Step Nine

Remove Pizza from oven and allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!

After baking, I usually broil the pizza for up to 60 seconds to make sure the cheese is perfect. But, if you don’t have a broiler, just keep cooking in 5 minute increments to desired crispiness. As long as the cheese isn’t black it is probably not burnt!