Pizza Crust

All Within the Home
by All Within the Home
2 Medium pizza
27 min

I love to make homemade pizza. I have been making it myself for years. I just got a pizza stone for Christmas and I finally took it out of the box a couple days ago and decided to make homemade pizza on a snow day when the kids and the hubby were home from school and work. Oh man! That pizza stone makes a big difference and just upped my pizza game. I am excited to try it out on the Traegar once the weather clears up a bit more.

You need just a couple basic ingredients. I went to Mesa, AZ around Christmas and if you are ever in the area, be sure to to the Queen Creek Olive Mill. They have the BEST flavored olive oil! I used this roasted garlic in place of regular olive oil and it was so good! I highly recommend their bacon flavor and Meyer Lemon.

I just started using bread flour in my recipe instead of all purpose and it gives the crust a softer, chewier texture like you would get at a good pizza restaurant.

Top it with whatever you like. For the kids we just stick with basic pepperoni and cheese.

The crust cooked on a pizza stone made it have a slight crunch and soft, chewy center. Oh boy, is my mouth drooling thinking about this lunch...

For the adults I love to add more toppings. I think I am going to whip up some pizza for lunch! What is your favorite pizza combo?

Recipe details
  • 2  Medium pizza
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 12 Minutes Total time: 27 min
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The the dough
  • 1 TBSP Dry Active Yeast
  • 1 C Warm Water
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3-4 C Bread Flour

Mix the yeast and warm water in a small bowl and cover and let it get frothy (about 10 minutes)
Mix the honey, oil, salt, to the yeast mixture and add flour a cup at a time until it makes a moderately stiff dough. You will knead by hand until you get the right consistency.
Roll out to fit your pizza pan and you can let it raise a bit while you get all your ingredients out and chop up anything. It will not rise very much but letting it rise does give it an airy crust.
If you use a pizza stone have your oven preheated according to the directions (mine was 450 degrees for 20 minutes). If you are not using a pizza stone I do prebake my crust before adding the topping for about 8 minutes at 450 Degrees.