When we make homemade pizza, I like to go all the way homemade and make the dough, too. It's easy enough to buy a can of dough or some pre-made dough from the grocery store, but I can assure you, it's just as easy to make it yourself (and more gratifying, to boot!).
I love this super simple bread machine recipe. I use this for pizza, calzones and pepperoni bread. It can be rolled as thin as you like or left a little thicker for a nice hearty chewy crust.
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 cups flour
- 1¼ tsp active dry yeast
- Place ingredients in your bread machine in the order listed.
- Set the machine to the dough setting and let the machine go to work!
- On a lightly floured surface (cornmeal would work, too!), roll out the dough to your desired thickness. I like to roll it out to about ¼ inch thick.
- Top with your choice of sauce, cheese and toppings and bake in preheated 425° oven for 15-20 minutes.