We made pizza the other night. We've made pizza before, but we always bought the pre-made crusts. I've been afraid of pizza dough for some reason. Maybe it's all that tossing. Didn't Lucille Ball get into trouble trying to make pizza? She probably did, and I probably saw it, and I'm probably subconsciously scarred for life.
My cookbook says if I want dough for two twelve inch pizzas I mix
1 package yeast dissolved in 1/3 cup warm water
4 cups flour
2 Tbsp oil
2 tsp salt
Let it rise for a couple of hours, punch down, let rest 5 minutes, then spread with hands or roll out.
The dough looked really small, and we had company. I figured the company (young men) could eat a 12" pizza each, so I made a triple batch. It was HUGE after it rose. It rose again during cooking after being spread out into the cookie sheet pans. Next time I'll make the sides much thinner.
I used home canned marinara for the sauce (one pint per cookie-sheet sized pizza) but you can use 2 cups tomato sauce plus 2 tsp oregano.
The first one was pepperoni and bacon with a bag of mozarella cheese.
The second was pepperoni and frozen italian peppers from the garden with a bag of mozarella cheese.
I had enough dough left over to make a ton of breadsticks and I still fed a little dough to the dogs. And now I'm not afraid of pizza dough any more.