If you've never tried a homemade pizza recipe before then your in for a great treat, it tastes so much fresher than take out or store bought, and the smell is mouth watering.
In fact I am sure that once you realize just how easy it is to make your own, store bought pizza will be a thing of the past.
This is a really good basic homemade pizza dough recipe and it makes about 2 or 3 good size pizzas. If you only need one for now you can freeze the rest of the dough (the homemade pizza sauce also freezes well).
This particular dough also keeps well in the fridge for up to a week so if your having friends and family round, all you need to do is roll out your dough and add your toppings.
For a healthier pizza recipe you can substitute the sugar for honey and use whole wheat flour instead of bread/ all purpose flour.
Personally unless I am planning to pile lots of toppings on my pizza crust I always add a little something extra to the dough to stop it tasting a little too plain, so for a really tasty pizza base try adding a cup of shredded ( grated) cheese to your dough, you can also substitute half the olive oil with a flavored olive oil or just add a few herbs for a different taste.
Your pizza sauce can be anything from the traditional tomato sauce to spreading with ranch salad or simply brushing with a little olive oil, this last one also helps to keep your pizza crust nice and moist.
Try out our homemade creamy white or barbecue sauce recipes bellow, both taste great and are also very quick and easy to make.
However if you would like the traditional homemade pizza recipe here's an easy tomato sauce recipe thats perfect for adding your favorite toppings to.
Just mix all ingredient together and spread over your pizza crust (Try adding Tabasco sauce to make a fiery topping).
In a sauce pan mix flour, salt, pepper, paprika and onion powder. Slowly add the milk and bring to the boil stirring continuously to avoid lumps. As the sauce thickens add the butter until melted, then spread on your pizza crust ready for your toppings.
Simply mix ingredients in a saucepan, then gently heat until the molasses has dissolved. Your homemade barbecue sauce is now ready to use, or you can store it in an air tight container in the fridge for a few days.
It's also worth mentioning that this sauce tastes pretty good on ribs and chicken to, just double up on the ingredients to enjoy some really good homemade barbecue flavored food.
Click here for more of our Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipes
As far as toppings are concerned, in your homemade pizza recipe just about anything goes, however one thing worth remembering is that if you try to add too many toppings and don't pre-bake your pizza crust, you are likely to end up with a soggy pizza crust.
Try to go for good quality full flavored toppings rather than quantity, and add any garnish such as fresh basil after your pizza has been cooked.
Simply spread your pizza crust with the pizza sauce and top with shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese and garnish with fresh basil leaves to make a simple tasty topping.
Brush the home made pizza crust with oil, then crumble the cheese over it. Toss the walnuts in the oil and scatter over your homemade pizza.
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