Making my own Homemade Pizza used to intimidate me because I never felt like I could get it right.After many flops I have finally tweaked it to satisfy me.Everyone has there own way that they like their pizza and that's great. This is how I like it so i will share it with you.
Several years ago when visiting my family in Ohio,my sister Becky invited us over for pizza and I loved the crust that she used so I'll share that here:
1 tablespoon yeast (I use instant)
1-1/2 tablespoons white sugar
1-1/3 cups warm water
Put these three ingredients in your mixer bowl and let set for 5 minutes,covered.
1-1/2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
3-1/2 cups flour
Stir in the oil,salts,and oregano.Then add 1-1/2 cups flour and mix.Replace whips with dough hook and add the rest of the flour in increments (sometimes you need it all,sometimes you don't) until a soft,elastic dough is formed.You don't really need to knead it for a certain length of time,just make so that it's well mixed.Let rise in a warm place (I like to turn the oven light on and let it rise in there) till doubled,about an hour.
I had a hard time getting used to the high temperatures but it works,and I think they turn out the best if you bake them quickly.
We enjoy Hawaiian Style Pizza with ham,Canadian bacon,and fresh pineapple.This is Linford's (hubby) favorite.The children enjoy the good old Meat lover's.And I like everything on mine except black olives. Someday I'd like to try the more sophisticated flavors that are available but for now this is what works for us.
I like to shred Mozzarella and Muenster cheeses together and add some Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings for lots of flavor.
I also like to sprinkle the Garlic and Herb or Italian Seasoning (Perfect Pinch Brand for both) over top of the cheese along with Red Pepper Flakes.
Have fun planning your next full flavored pizza party. :)