Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I use to buy my pizza dough from the grocery store or even a pizza shop.
A few years ago my husband gave me a Kitchen Aid Mixer 
and most of the time now,
I  make my dough using my mixer. 



1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup water (110 degrees)
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
Let stand until creamy and tiny bubbles start to appear, about 10 minutes.
In your mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine 2 cups flour, olive oil, salt, 
white sugar and the yeast mixture.
Mix well to combine.
Beat until a stiff dough has formed.

Turn out dough onto your counter and knead by hand for a few minutes.  
If the dough is sticky, add more flour.  
Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and allow to rise 
until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.

Turn your dough out onto a well floured surface.

Form the dough into the shape you desire, square, round, etc.  

Cover with your favorite sauce and toppings.

Bake in a preheated 425 oven until golden brown.

The Colonel and Michael making pizza together about a year ago.
When I make pizza, I don't use a rolling pin.  
I just shape the dough with my hands.  
You can see Michael had a lot of fun "shaping" the dough!


  1. Can't wait to try it :) Thanks Lois

  2. We made a lot of homemade pizza when I was growing up. I have very vivid memories of kneading the dough with my mom. I have to say that I don't do homemade anymore (probably because my kitchen is the size of a postage stamp) but I will bookmark this very easy recipe for later! Love the pics!