I’ve been using this recipe for several years now. It’s our favorite pizza crust. I got this online, but the site isn’t up anymore, so I can’t link to it.
Garlic Pizza Crust
2 packages yeast
2 cups warm water
2 T sugar
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp salt
5 1/2 – 6 cups flour
3 cloves crushed garlic OR 1 tsp garlic powder
Dissolve yeast in water and add sugar. Wait a few minutes, then add oil, salt and garlic. Mix in 3 cups flour and whip about 10 minutes until it leaves the side of the mixer bowl. Add remaining flour with dough hook or by hand. Knead on floured surface until smooth. Allow to rise in bowl for an hour.
Divide dough and place into pizza pans, or baking sheets. Let rise for another hour, or less if you want a thinner crust.
Top to your liking, and bake at 425* for 20 minutes.
*NOTES: Since my stand mixer died, I have been using a wooden spoon to beat the dough for a couple of minutes, and the crust comes out fine.
Here’s our Cheeseburger Pizza from the other night. I topped the crust with sauce, mozzarella cheese, raw diced onions, cooked hamburger and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese.
We also use the pizza dough to make bread sticks. I sprinkle the dough with mozzarella cheese and dry oregano. Bake at 425 approximately 15 minutes, until crust is done, and browned to your liking.
Here’s my favorite pizza sauce to make while the dough is rising.
1/2 of a large onion
1 – 2 T oil
1 29 oz can tomato sauce
1 t garlic powder
1 t dry oregano
1 t dry basil
1 t sugar
salt & pepper to taste
Saute onion in oil until cooked, but not browned. Add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for at least 5 minutes. 10 – 15 minutes is better, if you have the time. You can adjust the seasonings to your taste, and you can use crushed garlic instead of the powder.
You can freeze the extra sauce for the next time you make pizza. We like to use it as a dipping sauce for the bread sticks. They had the sauce almost gone before I could take a picture. lol