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Homemade Pizza


  • 4-4 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 cups warm Water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dry Active Yeast
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • Cornmeal for dusting
  • Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and other pizza toppings desired


  • Dissolve sugar & yeast in warm water. Set aside to proof 5 minutes
  • In large mixing bowl or mixing bowl of stand mixer combine 4 cups flour, salt, & olive oil.
  • Using a dough hook, turn on mixer and begin slowly pouring in yeast water. Or if mixing by hand, stir in yeast water a little at a time.
  • Gradually increase speed of mixer until all flour and dough is combined. If mixing by hand, stir until dough begins to form.
  • If dough is sticky add a little flour at a time until it begins to pull away from the walls of the bowl. 
  • Allow mixer to knead dough for 3-5 minutes. Or knead by hand for 3-5 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap and leave to rise in a warm place. (Or put in fridge for 24 hrs)
  • Divide dough into 4 portions and shape into balls.
  • Sprinkle flour on a rolling mat and dust rolling pin with flour. Take a ball of dough, flatten and begin rolling out to desired size. 
  • Dust pizza peel with cornmeal and carefully transfer pizza dough to pizza peel. 
  • Add sauce and toppings to pizza. Be careful not to overload the pizza as it will be difficult to slide off of the peel.
  • Slide pizza onto pizza stone in 550˚F oven. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly browned. Use pizza peel to remove pizza from oven.