Our family loves to have pizza night every weekend, usually on Saturday nights. When things get too busy we sometimes get take out. Our favourite take-out pizza parlors are Byron Pizza, which we've loved for years, and now Panago, which just opened up right by our house this fall!
But our favourite pizza is homemade, and last night we made a whole pile of pizzas and invited Jeff & Lindsey, Bill, and the missionaries to join us.
Here's our recipe for homemade pizza:
Add the following ingredients to your bread machine in the order listed:
1 cup very warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups of flour (you may need slightly more, depending on where you live - sometimes I use closer to 3 cups)
2 1/4 tsp yeast
Start the dough cycle. When the dough is ready, dump onto a lightly floured surface and roll out to desired size.
This amount of dough will make one extremely large pizza, or 2 smaller (or thin crust) pizzas. I find that if I double the recipe I get three nice round pizza crusts that aren't too thin.
Top with your choice of pizza sauce, toppings, and lotsa mozza cheese.
Hill family favourite combos:
Classic Canadian - pepperoni, mushrooms, bacon
Classic Hawaiian - ham & pineapple
Samantha's Specialty - pepperoni & black olives
Scotty's Deluxe - pepperoni, mushrooms, green olives, red onions, tomatoes, bacon, peppers
Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes, until bottom is golden and cheese is nice and bubbly.