Homemade Pizza Dough

This is something my family had almost every Friday night growing up…. yum!

1 cup warm to hot water                                              Free
1 package yeast                                                               $0.33
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil   $0.35
2 cups all-purpose flour                                              $0.60

                                    Total Cost for Pizza Dough = $1.28


Combine the yeast and hot water in a large bowl, and stir together until the yeast is disolved and all is liquid. Let this sit for 5 – 10 minutes and it will start to bubble.

Add the oil and flour and stir together until a dough forms. Add 1 or more tablespoons of flour as needed for consistency. Once the dough is sticking together and has a nice consistency, take it out of the bowl and knead on a floured work surface for about 5 minutes..or as long as you can stand it.

Coat your pizza pan in extra virgin olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) and pat and spread crust over entire pan. Let the dough rise on the pan for about 30 minutes if you want thicker crust.

Usually this dough, covered with lots of toppings, needs to bake at 400 degrees for about 13-20 minutes.