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Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

5 from 1 vote
Crispy bottomed crust homemade pizza with an amazing flavor. Did you know you can get good results even with your home oven?
Servings 3 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins


Pizza Crust

  • 3 cups (375g) all purpose or bread flour
  • 10 g fresh yeast (or 1 tsp active dry yeast)
  • 3/4 to 1 cup (180 to 240ml) warm water
  • 1 tsp (5g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) salt
  • 2 tbsp (28ml) olive oil

Pizza Topping

  • Homemade tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz (120g) Napoli Salami , sliced
  • Black olives
  • Fresh basil leaves

For dusting

  • cornmeal
  • olive oil to brush the crust


  • Stir yeast with sugar until it liquefies. Dissolve in about ¼ cup (60 ml) warm water. In a large bowl mix flour with salt. Add dissolved yeast, oil and up to ¾ cup warm water. Mix everything together then knead until smooth and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for at least 2 hours at room temperature, to let the dough rise until doubled in size.
  • Onto a floured surface turn the dough, knead for few seconds and divide into 3 pieces. Form into balls. Dust a large plate with flour, place the balls, cover  and let rest for another 30 minutes. To use the next day, rub the dough balls lightly with olive oil, cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.
  • Meanwhile preheat oven to 500F (260C) placing a pizza stone or a baking sheet inside.
  • Dust the pizza peel or your working surface with cornmeal.
  • Take one dough ball and using your hands shape into a circle of about 10 inch (26cm). Leave a little more thickness on the edges.
  • Add homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, and your favorite ingredients for topping, this time I used Napoli salami, black olives and basil leaves. Make sure you don’t overload your pizza.
  • Slide onto thehot pizza stone or preheated back of a baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove and decorate with fresh basil if desired. Slice and serve hot!



Serving: 1gCalories: 907kcalCarbohydrates: 105.7gProtein: 39.4gFat: 36.1gSaturated Fat: 12.9gCholesterol: 73mgSugar: 2.5g
Calories: 907kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: crispy bottom pizza, crispy crust pizza, homemade pizza, pizza, pizza dough, tomato sauce