Friday, May 04, 2012

Food Loving Friday - Homemade Pizzas

Okay so this week I decided to try my hand at making homemade pizzas. Let me just say I've never made bread or dough before.

It wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. It was messier than I thought. Flour everywhere ;-)

 I found the recipe on the back of the Fleischmann's Pizza Crust Yeast package. It's listed below for your info.

1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 envelope of Fleischmann's Pizza Yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very warm tap water (120F to 130F)
3 tablespoon oil
pizza sauce, toppings and cheese

Preheat oven to 425F

Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, salt in a large bowl. Add water and oil. Mix together until well blended, about 1 minute.

Add gradually 1/2 cup flour until soft dough ball is formed, will be slightly sticky. Add additional flour if needed to form dough ball.

Knead on a floured surface adding  additional flour if needed, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. With floured hands, press dough out to fill greased pizza pan.

Top as desired with pizza sauce, toppings and cheese.

Bake on bottom oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and crust is brown.

By the way, it costs us about $13.04 dollars to make 3 pizzas.  Saying you have no ingredients on hand and you will have extra sugar, flour and salt left over. That's less than $5 a pizza and you make them with any way you wish.

$1.06 yeast - Walmart
$3.08 sugar - Aldi
$1.98 flour - Aldi
$0.35 salt - Aldi
$1.79 oil - Aldi
$2.99 mozzarella cheese - Aldi
$1.79 pepperoni  - Weis Markets

Enjoy and have a great weekend.