We’ve recently compiled a list of ingredients to take your homemade pizza to the next level. The secret is in the crust, though you don’t have to tell anyone where you got the recipe. We don’t care if you steal our ideas and turn yourselves Italian from the inside out. The world will be better for it.
1pkg dry yeast
1 c. warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
2.5 c all-purpose flour
Dry or freshly chopped basil or italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 425. Dissolve yeast in water. Add all ingredients and stir. Let rest for 5 minutes. We don’t really have a scientific measurement for the basil. Really, I just sprinkle and stir until it looks like we’re in basil heaven and call it quits.
From here, grease a cookie sheet with oil and sprinkle with corn meal. Pick up the dough and start pulling it apart. If you’re really brave like us, you can toss it into the air and yell fun things like, “Mama mia!” or “Ti amo!” or if you drop it on the floor, “Non fa caso!” (it doesn’t matter). Then spread your dough onto the cookie sheet. Remember: It’s an art, and art is never perfect. Throw it in the oven for 7 minutes.
While your crust is setting up, chop your ingredients. We love mushrooms and tomatoes, though you could make layers of pepperoni, jalapenos, whatever you like.
Once the crust is finished, take the pan out of the oven and spread your pizza sauce. We use the kind out of the jar, but if anyone has an amazing homemade sauce recipe, we’d be willing to try it- just post it in the comments below. Add your ingredients on top.
Top with mozzarella (we don’t like to skimp on the cheese), tomatoes, and sprinkle with more basil. Bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes.