Easy Homemade Pizza Crust

I have these recurring dreams that I am back in high school. Scary stuff, huh? In these dreams I still need to graduate, but I keep missing my classes. I guess it’s probably college because I always have MWF classes and T,TH classes and they are all at different times. The problem is always that I never know what time my classes are so I just keep missing them. Then in my dream I can’t graduate and I get really worried….and then that’s it. Not sure how many times I have had this dream, but it seems like it is a lot. This is actually better than my old recurring dreams which are truly scary so I will spare you the details….

I am wondering if in my dreams I skip science class because in real life I have a fear of yeast…which I can only attribute to the fact that maybe I didn’t pay nearly enough attention in Chemistry class? I’m sure that is what these dreams are about…I am subliminally attributing my fear of yeast to my lack of attention in Chemistry? I mean, they wouldn’t mean anything more serious, right??

So, when I read the words easy, pizza crust and yeast all in one recipe I knew I had to try this recipe. We have made it several times and one time the crust was real thick and the other time we made it more thin and I made individual pizzas for the girls. It turned out great both times. It really is easy and a great way to get used to working with yeast. We used to get the packets of pizza dough that you can buy next to the pizza sauce at the store, but to be honest with you, this is just as easy. We will probably also use this dough for grilled pizza once the fall weather appears in North Carolina.


Quick and Easy Pizza Crust

Adapted from Allrecipes.com

1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45
degrees C)
2 1/2 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon saltPreheat oven to 450 degrees.  In a medium bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water.  Let stand until creamy – about 10 minutes.Stir in flour, salt and oil.  Beat until smooth.  Let rest for 5 minutes.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and  pat into the shape you would like your crust.  Transfer crust to a lightly greased pizza pan or cookie sheet  dusted with cornmeal.  Spread with desired toppings and bake in oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes before serving.

We typically grease the pizza pan with some olive oil before baking and then brush it lightly with a bit more olive oil.  We also poke the crust with a fork all over.  I think this prevents bubbles.  Sometimes we cook the crust for about 10 minutes before putting the toppings on and then we broil the pizza.



  1. I make a similar pizza crust. So easy and good! Looks like your fear is over.

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