Recipe: Homemade Pepperoni PizzaAuthor: DaisyChubb | Filed under: Recipes
Whoop, sorry the post is so late today! It’s a long weekend, and we stayed up past bedtime last night. O: Shocks.
This post is like a church service dedicated to the bread machine. (Thanks Grandma!) I think we need a Costco membership just for the amount of flour I’m going through. It’s wonderful though – by far my favourite part of the bread machine is making pizza. It actually makes me a little sad that I’m making pretzel dough with my bread machine right now instead of pizza! But I digress.
So! The recipe for the dough can be found here: My Grandma’s Dough. For the sauce, mushrooms and black olives – I went can style.
Classic Pepperoni Pizza. Aw yeah.
+ If you’re using frozen dough, I personally think pizza is the way to go. I find it easier to work with the dough when it’s a bit cold. The warmer it gets, the stickier it gets and it tends to not do what I want it to do. Bah! So these pizzas pictured are made with dough I froze and they were perfect!
+ Be creative! Don’t have pizza sauce? Cook up some fresh tomatoes with whatever seasoning you have on hand. Or use Alfredo sauce or even ranch dressing!
+ If your partner doesn’t like vegetables, don’t be sad – make your own awesome pizza with all YOUR favourite toppings. See photos for proof. 😛
+ Here’s a tip that’s not in the recipe down there. I make my crust extra flavourful by coating it (just the outside) with a mix of parmesan cheese, oregano and olive oil right before baking. Yum!
Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
4 tbsp Pizza sauce
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Sprinkle with Cornmeal (this is optional – but I love the crunch it gives the crust and adds a bit of sweetness!). Split dough into two chunks, or not if you’re making one big pizza, and gently stretch and pull the dough until it’s the size you want it. Try to get it as thin as possible without breaking! That will ensure your crust is crunchy and cooks all the way through.
Spread about 2 tbsp pizza sauce on each pizza (or 4 tbsp for one) and top with your favourite toppings. Finally sprinkle with cheese and pop into the oven!
Bake about 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly. If you have tons of toppings, it may take more time. Just keep an eye on it.
Let rest 5 minutes, slice and eat! Just try and save some for leftovers – it’s basically impossible.
What are your ideas for the best pizza toppings? Comment below – I need some inspiration!