It’s easier than you think to make homemade pizza dough! So skip the truly “cardboard” pizza the next time you’re at the grocery store and grab the good old fixings instead. In this post, we’ll tell you what you need to know to make made from scratch pizza crust.
Made-from-Scratch Pizza Dough
- 1 cup of really hot water
- 1 packet of quick rise yeast (1/4 ounce)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
Mix hot water and yeast together in a small bowl. Set aside for five minutes.
Mix together the flour and salt in a medium bowl.
Gradually add the yeast and flour mixture to the flour and salt.
Add the olive oil and stir with a fork.
When well blended, place dough ball on a floured surface.
Knead dough and gradually add flour as needed until it is no longer sticky. Knead dough for 5-10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and pliable.
Roll dough out on oiled pizza pan or stoneware baking pan. Try using the Rada Stoneware Baking Stone. You’ll get the best results for pizza crust with this pan.
Bake in 450 degree oven for 5-10 minutes or until crust is just staring to brown. Remove from oven and add your favorite pizza sauce and toppings.
Your crust is ready for toppings. You can add whatever you want on top. However, f you are looking for something that combines delicious, homemade pizza crust with pasta, check out our other blog post, Chicken Alfredo Pizza!
Products for Making Pizza
You can make easy homemade pizza for your family any night of the week with these helpful products from Rada Cutlery:
The Rada Cutlery Pizza Cutter slices easily every time and works with any pizza: homemade, store-bought, or carry-out.
This special Serrated Pie server is designed not only to serve but to cut. So when you are serving your pizza with this, if there’s that little string of cheese that’s still hanging on, you can take care of it easily!
The Rada 15″ Baking Stone is great for cooking a variety of foods. Rada Stoneware is superior because it absorbs heat to maintain an even baking temperature. The textured surface also produces pizzeria-type crusts. And it’s dishwasher safe! Plus, you don’t need to worry about spraying it before hand with cooking spray.
Rada Quick Mix Meal Starters
Make our special Alfredo Sauce at home with our tasty dry mix combination of cheeses and garlic. Just mix with water and in minutes, you’ve got a creamy white sauce that will go perfectly over your favorite pasta or Alfredo pizza.
So much better than store-bought, this savory, classic mix of spices, garlic, and onions makes a terrific pizza or pasta topper. Add some tomato paste, diced fresh tomatoes and water for a truly easy and appetizing homemade marinara sauce.
All of these items can be found at RadaCutlery.com or the Rada Kitchen Store. Also learn about our Fundraising and Reselling Opportunities.
Follow along with this video to get special tips as well as techniques:
Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe Video Transcript:
Hi, Kristi at the Rada kitchen, and today I’d like to share a recipe on how to make homemade pizza crust. It’s really simple, real easy ingredients. The first thing I do is I get a cup of really, really hot water, and I add one packet of quick rise yeast. This is a quarter ounce packet. You want to stir that in. Now you’re going to want to let this sit for about five minutes. I usually stir this up and then I start measuring my flour and the salt. So, we’ll get this stirred in.
So while that’s sitting, you’ll want to measure two cups of all-purpose flour in a bowl, and to that I add about a teaspoon of salt. And you’ll just mix that good. So I’m going to let that sit for about five minutes.
So now we’re ready to add the yeast/water mixture to the flour and the salt mixture. I like to make a little well in the middle of the flour and pour in the yeast, and then I add about a tablespoon of olive oil. Then I just stir it in with a fork, until it gets kind of sticky. What we’re going to do is knead this. So you’ll work in a little more flour, so if it’s a little sticky, that’s okay. So on my work surface, I’ll put out some flour, and then just knead it. I knead it until it feels soft and smooth. It gets kind of a smooth texture. So you might have to keep adding a little bit of flour, you don’t want to add a lot. So you’ll probably have to do this, maybe five to ten minutes. This is a good arm workout. So you fold and push.
The best thing about making your own crust is it doesn’t have all of those extra ingredients, preservatives, and it’s really inexpensive. Plus it tastes better too! Alright, so you keep kneading it until it gets really smooth, it kind of has a smooth texture, pretty pliable. So now, I like to make sure there’s flour in the bowl. Now what we’re going to do is put it in the bowl and set it in a warm place. I usually get my oven preheated to 450, so it’s a really warm place to set your dough. I usually let it sit until it raises maybe halfway up the bowl or maybe doubles in size. Depending on the temperature of the day, of your house, it could take 10 minutes, it could take a half hour. Alright, so I’m going to set it on my stove, but don’t turn on the burners. And we’ll come back after it has risen.
So here’s our pizza crust that we let raise. And now, I just like to, I can’t spin it but I like to do this, and just spread it out on your pan. You could use a rolling pin too, I just use my fingers. And this is a fifteen inch stoneware pizza pan. You can use it to make pizza, you can make frozen foods, you can make cookies on it. And, if it’s thin in the middle I like to take a fork and make holes, and then I like to brush it with a little olive oil. And now I’m going to put it in a 450 degree oven to brown it a little bit, about five minutes. So the crust was in the oven for about 10 minutes, or you can bake it until it’s lightly browned. Now it’s ready for your favorite pizza sauce and toppings. I made a video of alfredo chicken pizza. You can check it out on our blog. Thanks for watching!
End of Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe Video Transcript