A great crust is the key for a great pizza, and this quick pizza dough recipe from yeast makes the perfect crust for an All American pizza loaded with cheese, pepperoni and a spicy homemade pizza sauce. Do you want to make pizzas often at our house, and if your family usually prefers a typical All-American pizza topped with a spicy sauce, pepperoni and cheese, then here’s what you should be deciding to do.
- 4 ½ – 5 cups bread flour
- 2 ¼ teaspoons (1 package) Red Star Quick Rise yeast*
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 2 cup water
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
- Homemade Pizza Sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
- 1 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
- 1 can of crushed tomatoes in rich puree
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Method of Preparation
In a small saucepan, saute garlic in oil until tender. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until sauce reaches desired thickness. Sauce may be refrigerated for up to 1 week.
- In medium mixer bowl, combine 2 cups flour, yeast, and salt; mix well.
- Mix water and oil, heat to 120° to 130°F and add it to the mixture.
- Blend gently until moistened, and beat it for 3 minutes at medium speed. Using hand, gradually stir the remaining flour to make soft dough.
- Knead on the floured surface for 3 to 5 minutes. Shape the dough into a ball, cover and then allow it to rest for about 15 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 2 parts, with well-floured or greased fingers; press each part into greased 12- or 14-inch pizza pan.
- Sprinkle ¼ cup of shredded cheese over the dough to prevent a soggy crust. Spread prepared pizza sauce on each pizza.
- Do your favorite toppings – mushrooms, onions, olives, green peppers, pepperoni, cooked Italian sausage, anchovies, etc.
- Cover it with shredded cheese of your own choice- Parmesan, Mozzarella and Asiago. Now bake at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes until the edge turns crispy and light golden brown and cheeses melt.
Serve you American Pizza immediately