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Homemade Pizza From Scratch

I feel like pizza can save most problems.  Sound crazy?  Perhaps.  However, I speak from experience.  Whether I’m feeling happy or sad, I almost always want pizza.  It highlights celebrations, makes a simple Friday in feel more special, or lifts me out of a blue mood with each cheesy bite so for me, it’s a necessary staple in our house.  Recently, I discovered that I could assemble homemade pizzas in bulk and store them in my freezer  to enjoy at a moments notice the next time a craving would strike.  I can’t tell you how awesome and convenient this has been.  The topping possibilities are endless and you can get really creative with them too.

 

 

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Homemade Pizza From Scratch
 
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Serves: 1 10" Pizza*
Ingredients
Dough
  • 1 ts yeast + ⅔ c warm water {at about 110-120*}
  • 1½ c unbleached flour
  • ½ ts fine salt
  • 1 ts sugar
  • 1 tb oil
Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tb olive oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, grated
  • ¼ onion, grated
  • ½ tb dried oregano
  • 1 c unsalted tomato sauce
  • ½ ts sugar
  • ¼-1/2 ts red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 ts sweet balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Parmigiana bones {optional}
Desired Toppings
Instructions
  1. Stir the yeast with the water and set aside,
  2. Using either your hands or a mixer, knead everything together. It is ready when the surface is smooth and the dough comes together.
  3. Cover in a greased bowl for an hour or until it doubles in size. Make sure to place in a dark/undisturbed place.
  4. Press the dough out onto silpat/parchment then cover and rest for 1-2 hours. This will further develop the flavor of the dough.
  5. Finally, lightly flour and roll out the dough to your desired thickness. Par-bake at 450* for 8-10 minutes.
  6. Top with toppings of choice then finish baking for 10-15 more minutes
Notes
Size depends on how thin or thick you like/roll out your dough.

Love,

Your Squishy Monster

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