Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bake for the Cure! Homemade Pizza

 This is my second recipe this week for Bake for the Cure.    The contest asks bloggers to share 2 recipes each week.   The first recipe was from the Bake for the Cure Cookbook, with my own special twist.  If you love cinnamon rolls, you will love this recipe!  The second recipe was a Fall family favorite recipe using ACH products.

My recipe is homemade pizza.   The reason I selected homemade pizza is because I love to cook with my children.     My mother, who is a breast cancer survivor, cooked and baked all the time with my sister and I.   Growing up,  I learned so much about cooking and baking from her.  I feel that it is important and want to pass to my children a love of cooking as well.   This is a recipe that is easy and fun for us to do as a family.   For preparing the crust, I follow the package directions. 

1 3/4 to 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 envelope Fleishmann's Pizza Yeast
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp.  salt
2/3 cup very warm water   (120-130 degrees)
3 tbsp. oil

Preheat oven to 425

Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.  Add water and oil.   Mix together until well blended; about 1 minute.

Add gradually, 1/2 cup flour until soft dough ball is formed.  will be slightly sticky.  Add additional flour if needed to form dough ball.

Knead on a floured surface adding additional flour if needed, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes.  With floured hands, press dough out to fill greased pizza pan or roll dough to a 12 inch circle and transfer to greased pizza pan.

Top as desired with pizza sauce and toppings.   I think for us the most fun comes from putting the toppings
on.  Of course, everyone likes to snack on the olives and mushrooms.  You can customize this recipe to suit your family with your favorite toppings. 

Bake on bottom oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes until cheese is bubbly and crust is brown.

There is nothing better then the smell of pizza coming from the oven.   Pizza is one of those quick meals that can actually become some treasured time with your children.    Please leave some comment love on my Bake for the Cure post.   Every comment helps!!


  1. It must have been fun making this homemade pizzas with your kids.Great recipe

  2. I'm always in the market for a good pizza dough recipe. I'll have to give yours a try.

  3. Pizza is one of the few things my whole family likes! we love to make it at home but never make the dough, we'll have to try that sometime

  4. I have never tried making my own pizza.... This sounds like a great recipe - now i can top parts with what i like and parts with whateverone else likes :D Thanks for the recipe!

  5. That looks fun and tasty! Swinging by from Pitch It. What a great post! =}

  6. YUMMY! Great cause - Great Post!

  7. My family loves Pizza and have been begging me to start making it myself because we can't afford to order every time we get the craving. Nice recipe!

  8. Family Pizza night was always one of my favourites! We would make personal sized pizzas in pie tins and panzarottis. yumm!