A pizza lover will enjoy a memorable night with a perfect Homemade Pizza recipe. If you love cheesy topping and crispy crust, you can’t deny the role of homemade dough. This is the best recipe for an insanely delicious pizza with homemade dough and fresh Marinara Sauce.
The recipe for an appetizing Homemade Pizza is easy and simple. At first, making the pizza dough might seem like a lot of work, but it is worth it. All you have to do is mix the ingredients and let them rest and rise. That is all. Then you can top it with whatever you like. You can add mushrooms, fresh Mozzarella, or drizzle some olive oil, Pesto Sauce, and Ricotta Cheese. It will enhance the taste of a pizza lover.
For making a delicious and easy Homemade Pizza, you should first make the dough. To bloom the yeast, add it with the sugar to the warm water. Let the mixture stand for almost 10 minutes until bubbles appear on the surface. Choose a large bowl and mix all-purpose flour and salt. Make a well in the middle and add six tablespoons of olive oil and the bloomed yeast mixture. Use a spoon to combine the ingredients until it starts to clump and forms a shaggy dough.
Once combined and hydrated, dust the work surface with flour and place the dough onto it. Then use your hand and knead it for 10-15 minutes. Roll the dough on top of itself and then push forward. Rotate until it is fully incorporated. The dough is done when it has a soft, smooth, bouncy texture. If you press the dough, it springs back right away. Form it into a taut round. Now drizzle a large bowl with olive oil and place the ball-shaped dough in it. Make sure you coat the dough thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap, and let rise for at least one hour.
When ready, punch down the dough, and place it on the lightly floured work surface. Knead it for one or two minutes. Cut the dough into four equal portions and shape them into rounds. Lightly flour the pieces and cover with a kitchen towel, and let rise for the second time for about 30 minutes.
In the meantime, let’s make the best Marinara Sauce. Of course, you can use a store-bought jar of sauce, but this homemade recipe is terrific, which gives you an incredible taste for the best Pizza ever.
In a saucepan, heat two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil till it is simmering. Now add the finely minced onion. When the onion is softened and translucent, add the garlic and cook it until it is fragrant. Now add the peeled tomatoes, oregano, tomato paste, sugar, and stir them frequently. Let the sauce simmer for 15 minutes on medium flame, then add the chopped fresh basils and remove from the heat.
Preheat the oven as high as your oven will allow, between 450-500˚F (230-260˚C). Place a pizza stone, heavy baking sheet, or cast-iron skillet in the oven. Once the dough has rested, take each portion and start by poking the surface with your fingertips. You can use a rolling pin to scratch and press the dough into a thin round. Make the dough as thin as you desire it to be. Keep in mind that it will slightly shrink and puff up during the baking process.
Sprinkle the semolina onto an upside-down baking sheet, and place the stretched crust onto it. Cover the rest with a kitchen towel. Add the delicious homemade Marinara Sauce to the crust and spread it thoroughly. Top that with the spicy pepperoni slices, sprinkle the Filla-Filla Processed Cheese as desired. Season with some dried oregano, dried thyme, and black pepper. Repeat these steps for each pizza round.
Finally, slide the pizza crust onto the preheated pizza stone or pan. Bake it for about 15 minutes, or until the crust and cheese are golden and bubbly. Remove from the heat and garnish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves. Enjoy!