Homemade Pizza Crust
Makes 2 Medium Crusts, or one extra large crust
4-6 servings-(at about 67 cents per batch)
2 ¼ teasp. Yeast, or 1 envelope active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (100-110 degrees)
2 ½ - 3 cups all purpose flour, divided
¾ teasp. Salt
2 Tbsp. olive oil
In a mixing bowl, soften the yeast in the warm water.
Add 2 cups of the flour, and the salt and olive oil.
Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a soft dough.
Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth, about 4-6 minutes.
Place dough in a bowl sprayed with cooking spray, or greased wit a bit of cooking oil; cover with a clean towel and let it rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size (about 30-45 minutes).
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Punch down the dough.
Pat the dough into a large pizza pan for one extra-large pizza, or divide it into 2 pieces and roll out 2 medium-size pies.
Top the dough with desired toppings.
Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until slightly browned around crust edges.
I made this by rolling tomato sauce, basil, oregano, mushrooms,
and cheese up in the dough using the recipe above,
and baking at 375degrees for 35 mins.