Monday, August 20, 2007

Homeade Crust This Time!

I make homeade pizza alot, but this was the first time I made the crust. The crust, well surprise, I found it in Amber's Delectable Delights, as well as the sauce.

Jay's Signature Pizza Crust


2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour


1. In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and brown sugar in the water, and let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Stir the salt and oil into the yeast solution.
3. Mix in 2 1/2 cups of the flour.
4. Turn dough out onto a clean, well floured surface, and knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky.
5. Place the dough into a well oiled bowl, and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise until double; this should take about 1 hour.
6. Punch down the dough, and form a tight ball. Allow the dough to relax for a minute before rolling out.
7. Use for your favorite pizza recipe.

-Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
-If you are baking the dough on a pizza stone, you may place your toppings on the dough, and bake immediately.
-If you are baking your pizza in a pan, lightly oil the pan, and let the dough rise for 15 or 20 minutes before topping and baking it.

Bake pizza in preheated oven, until the cheese and crust are golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Pizza Sauce
(Source: Chelley at Adventures in the Kitchen)
**This recipe yields enough sauce for two large pizzas.

  • 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

Combine all ingredients.

~~ For my pizza, I baked the crust about 7 minutes, then topped with sauce and topping (mushroom and garlic for me, pepperoni, sausage, and garlic for DH) and then put back in the oven for about 10 minutes)


Carrie said...

I love this sauce and crust!!

Amber said...

What a greta choice for the crust and the sauce recipe. They are both wonderful.

Sharona May said...

That pizza looks great. We like to make our own pizza but I usually buy the crust. Yours looks fantastic.
Sharona May

Anonymous said...

Looks great. We make pizza at our house but I usually buy the crust but yours looks fantastic.
Sharona May