My kid loves pizza. So almost once a week we have a pizza day. Sometimes we buy it or other times we make it. I include my boy when we make the pizza and he can choose the toppings. This dough recipe is the one we stick with. We tried lots of recipes along the way. My boy loves red onion so he decided to make one with red onion.
- 500 g flour
- 325 ml war water
- 7 g dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
You will need flour when you will make it.
- 1 sliced red onion
- Homemade tomato sauce
- Parmesan cheese
- Bell peppers
- Dry spinach
Place the warm water in a bowl. Sprinkle yeast over the warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes until the yeast is dissolved.
In a large bowl place the flour and the salt and mix them. Add the water on top of the flour and start mixing until you have the dough.
Knead the pizza dough for about 7-10 minutes.
The dough should be a little sticky, or tacky to the touch. If it’s too wet, sprinkle in a little more flour. Let it rise in the bowl for 1 hour. Cover the bowl with a towel or plastic wrap.
After the pizza has risen you can start making the pizza. Divide the dough into portions depending on your tray.
Preheat the oven at 245°C or 475°F.
Form round balls of dough. Place each in its own bowl, cover with plastic, and let sit for 15 minutes (or up to 2 hours).
Flatten dough ball, and stretch out into a round: Working one ball of dough at a time, take one ball of dough and flatten it with your hands on a lightly floured work surface. Starting at the center and working outwards, use your fingertips to press the dough to 1/2-inch thick. Turn and stretch the dough until it will not stretch further.
Let the dough relax for 5 minutes and then continue to stretch it until it reaches the desired diameter – 10 to 12 inches.
Spoon on the tomato sauce, sprinkle with cheese, place the onion and red pepper and sprinkle dried spinach on top.
Bake pizza in the 475°F (245°C) oven, one at a time, until the crust is browned and the cheese is golden for about 10-15 minutes.