Cooking Tips to Make Great Pizza at Home
If you could make a great pizza recipe at home, and save the money on take out, would you? We have great cooking tips.
Pizza really isn’t that hard to make, and it can be fun for the family. We have gathered recipes for a variety of styles of pizza dough recipes and a variety of toppings, so you can custom make your own pizza right at home. Save your money and have a hot pizza every time with our collection of recipes.
PIZZA DOUGH – Researching good pizza dough recipes and testing them added some pounds for sure, but worth it to find a dough worth sharing. Try this one, we liked it.
In a stand mixer bowl, combine the bread flour, yeast, sugar and salt on low. Keeping the mixer on, add water and the 2 tablespoons of oil and let the mixer beat the mixture until a dough forms into a ball. You can add flour a few pinches at a time if dough appears sticky. On the other hand, if the dough seems too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time until the right consistency is rendered. When rendered, remove dough onto a floured bench or counter and knead until smooth. Have a large clean bowl standing by. Grease the bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil and insert the dough, cover with plastic wrap and place it on a warm counter in the kitchen. Let sit for an hour. After an hour, flour the counter again and divide the dough into two. Work each with hands stretching into pizza shape, top with your favorite toppings and bake in a preheated 550 F oven for 10-15 minutes or until crust is brown and toppings are bubbling and browning.
Ingredients (Makes enough for two pizzas)
- 3 ¾ to 4 cups bread flour
- 75 oz. or 1 envelope instant dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons sea or kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups water @ 110 degrees to help yeast cure
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
CAULIFLOWER PIZZA – We’ve combined low-carb and keto trends together for this recipe. Cauliflower pizza crust, if you have noticed, is now offered in supermarket freezer sections and in some pizza restaurants. Make your own with this great recipe and have it hot anytime you want right at home.
Preheat oven to 500 F for at least 20 minutes. Wash, dry and remove the stems and leaves of the cauliflower, cut into small pieces. In a food processor chop the cauliflower into fine rice-sized mix. (You can also grate the cauliflower using a box grater) In a medium sized microwave-safe bowl, steam cauliflower covered with a paper towel or parchment, for 4-5 minutes. When done, take out bowl and let cauliflower REST without cover for 5 minutes. The rest time continues the steaming and will start the cool down. Next put cauliflower into a clean kitchen towel, bundle up and squeeze, squeeze, squeeze as much liquid as you possibly can out of the cauliflower. (The dryer the better for a crispy crust.) Next in a large bowl, combine the steamed, dried cauliflower, egg, cheeses, garlic, seasonings and stir until a dough starts to form. Lightly grease a pizza pan, empty mixture into the pan and with lightly greased hands or spatula press out into pizza shape. Bake the crust in preheated 500F oven for approx. 10-15 minutes or until golden (light brown) and remove. Add toppings starting with sauce finishing up with cheese and bake until cheese is browned to your liking. Enjoy.
- 1 medium sized cauliflower head – washed, cut up in chunks for processing
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg, scrambled
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup grated of Parmesan cheese (or Romano) this cheese goes into the crust mix
- ¼ cup full fat – mozzarella cheese (goes into the crust mix)
- ½ teaspoon of oregano minced fresh (or dry)
- ½ teaspoon fresh basil chopped
- 1-2 cups of full fat mozzarella cheese shredded, for topping pizza
- 1 cup marinara sauce (or your favorite sauce)
We hope you enjoy making your pizzas at home with these two great recipes. If you did, be sure to share our site pages with your friends and family. Stay tuned for more great posts coming soon.