It’s April 16th and Toronto, Canada, is experiencing one of our worst ice storms. Schools have been closed, traffic has come to a halt and basically everyone is hibernating until this is over. Of course everyone started craving pizza when the kosher places weren’t delivering so I came up with this homemade pizza dough on Sunday, and it turned out so well, I made it again today! I added oregano to the dough and it was awesome. It’s a thick and fluffy crust. I tend to not eat the crust on store bought pizzas, but on this one everything was gone Hope you’ll like it!
1/2 tsp sugar
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 and a 1/4 cp warm water ( not boiling or you’ll kill the yeast)
1 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp basil
3 cups flour
1/4 cp olive oil
1 tsp salt (never add salt to yeast when rising or you’ll kill it!)
340 ml pizza sauce
1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
Mix yeast, sugar and warm water and let sit until yeast gets bubbly (20 minutes) Add flour, salt, olive oil and oregano and basil. Combine until dough is smooth. ( If too sticky, add flour 1 tblsp at a time until dough is smooth). Coat with a tblsp of olive oil and cover with a clean dish cloth . Let dough rise for an hour on top of preheated oven set to 400F.
Spread 340ml of pizza sauce over dough add shredded mozzarella cheese and baste crust with olive oil. The basting makes the crust a crisp golden brown. Place into oven for 20 to 25 minutes. The cheese should be bubbly and the crust brown. Enjoy 🤗