Basic Pizza

For Week 2, Day 2, of BM #47, here is a basic version of Pizza which was loved at home.

Please free to add as many toppings as preferred.
I told my husband that I would be baking a pizza for dinner, and that he should let me know when he would come home so the pizza can be ready. Later in the evening, he messaged me 'One large veggie pizza, light on cheese with olives and onions,  and a side of crushed peppers please'. :)

I baked 3 personal pizzas and a large one. I don't need to say that the kids loved their personal pizzas, right?

Ingredients - 

All Purpose Flour 4 cups
Sugar 1 tsp 
Salt as needed
Active Dry Yeast 3 1/2 tsp
Olive Oil 2 Tbsp
Toppings -
Pizza Sauce as needed
Onions and Olives as needed
Cheese, shredded as needed

Basic Pizza

Method Of Preparation -
To Prepare the Dough - 
Dissolve sugar and yeast in a cup of warm water and set aside in a warm place for the yeast to 'wake up'. After about 8-10 minutes, the solution must appear frothy. 

In a mixing bowl, measure 4 cups of flour and add the yeast solution. Drizzle oil and knead into a soft and sticky dough.

Oil a deep bowl, cover with a cling wrap and set aside in a warm place undisturbed for the dough to rise. 
[In cold places like ours, I would heat the conventional oven for about 5 minutes, switch the oven off, switch the light on and place the bowl with the dough in there for about 1-2 hrs until the dough doubles.]

To prepare the Pizza - 
Divide the dough into manageable portions and roll out into required size on a floured baking pan.

Leave about 1/2 an inch towards the edges and poke the entire surface of the circle with a fork to bust any bubbles which might form when baked.

Preheat the oven to 425 F.

Apply the pizza sauce all over the circle and layer the toppings. 

Sprinkle the pizza / Italian seasoning. (Totally Optional)

Sprinkle the cheese as needed. 

Bake in the center rack for about 18 min or until the cheese browns a little.

Preparation Time 2 hrs for the dough + 10 min for prep work + 18 baking time
Makes 1 large and 3 personal pizzas


  1. I have never made yeast raised dough without salt before.

  2. Sarita Says:
  3. Pizza looks yummy..

  4. Srivalli Says:
  5. Lol on your husband's message, that speaks volumes about your pizzas and it's a visual treat to us as well Harini..

  6. Saras Says:
  7. Excellent pizza and baking them at home makes it more special for every one in family..

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. Looks like u have a super Well done with this beautiful pizza Harini, definitely a satisfying one.

  10. Love these home made pizzaz any day. .making one tonight ..and that message is a perfect order :))

  11. Your hubby's message must made you want to make a an extra pizza for him. Great pizza.

  12. Pavani Says:
  13. Your husband does have a good sense of humor :-)
    Personal pizzas are best for kids 'cos of the different likes & dislikes. Your pizzas look perfect.

  14. LOL on your hubby's message, pizza looks delicious!!

  15. Personal pizzas are always everyone's favorite. It is nice that your husband remembered and sent you that message before leaving work :)

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