Our family eats a lot of pizza. Occasionally, if I can get frozen pizza on a really good sale, we eat that. We almost never eat pizza purchased from a restaurant. And I cannot even recall the last time we had delivery. Virtually all of our pizza is homemade.
For the last two months, we have been on a bit of a pizza hiatus. I have been eating gluten, dairy, and egg free. While my family has not joined me on the food eliminating adventure, pizza just has not shown up on the radar when I make menus. Maybe because I know it is a weak spot for me.
This weekend, one of our girls asked to have pizza again, so I put it back on the menu. For the first time in two months, I almost cheated on my diet. I really like brownies, bread, and baked goods of just about any variety. I have ignored those items all this time with virtually no issue. The pizza today was different. It smelled really good.
I use this crust for many varieties of pizza: BBQ chicken, taco, pepperoni, BLT. Today I topped the pizza with some leftover marinara and ground beef, a small chopped onion, and two cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
This crust is so easy. I do not even have to get my hands dirty when I make it. And in the end, I stood firm. I did not eat the pizza.
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1 3/8 cups water
- 3 tablespoons oil
- Combine all ingredients in the pan of a bread machine.
- Select the dough setting and start the machine.
- When the dough is done, remove it and press out onto a greased 12x15-inch pan.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Top crust with sauce and other toppings.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.
Do you have a favorite variety of homemade pizza? Send me an email or comment below!