Homemade Pizza // Simple Eating
One of my most favorite ways to celebrate FriYAY-SunYAY is to sit, chat and munch of some yummy food with great company. Gman and I have been getting into cooking our own meals and what better way then to cook together for a date night.
I absolutely LOVEEEE pizza. I could probably eat it for every meal everyday of my life if it was actually healthy. Lol. For our last date night, G found a recipe on MensHealth.com that taught us how to make a homemade pizza. Before I knew it, we were in the kitchen making our own dough, cheesin it up and sitting around the kitchen table eating our delicious creation.
6 cups flour
2 1/4 cups cold water
½ tsp instant dry yeast
½ Tbsp salt
¼ cup marinara sauce
2 oz sliced mozzarella
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Instructions (Taken from Men'sHealth.com):
1. Put 2 1/4 cups of cold water into a big bowl. Add 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast; gradually stir in 3 cups flour.
2. In the same bowl, mix 1/2 tablespoon salt into 3 more cups of flour. Then gradually stir this flour into your flour-water mix. Use your hands to mix the dough well for about 3-5 minutes. (You'll end up with a lot dough, so feel free to take a fourth of what you make and saran wrap and freeze the rest.)
4. Preheat the oven to 500°F. On a baking sheet, roll the dough into a 9-inch circle. Top with 1/4 cup sauce, 2 ounces sliced mozzarella, and 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil. You can also add vegetables to add some more color on your zahhhh. Bake until golden brown for about 30 minutes.
I was pretty surprised how this pizza ended up turning out! It was so simple to make and absolutely delicious. We put our own spin on it by creating a thick crust pizza, but note that this pizza is meant to be made as a thin crust. We're actually going to make another pizza tonight, but with vegetables and a thinner crust. It should turn out really yummy. I'm prettyyyyy stoked, not gonna lie :)
Update on 01/29
Gman and I made an attempt to add more vegetables to our thin crust pizza and it turned out way more amazing than we thought. We made two personal pan pizzas and demolished them both. Haha! We added grape tomatoes, green peppers, and a slaw mix of kale, brussel sprouts, broccoli, and cabbage. The pizza was crisp, cheesy and even more crunchy with the veggies! Yum :)
Do you guys have any other suggestions to jazz up our pizza? Do YOU make homemade pizza? Leave a comment below and tell me all about it. I'd love to hear from you guys :)