Pizza was a weekly ritual while I was in college. Most of the time I made it myself though when my budget would allow I'd pick up some delicious Papa Johns.
I picked up this recipe from a buddy in school. I have no idea where he got it but I've since found variations of it published all over the internet.
It's quick, easy, and tastes delicious. Here's the recipe:
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Teaspoon White Sugar
- 1 Envelope Active Dry Yeast (2 1/4 Teaspoons)
- 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 Cups Warm Water
- 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Over the years I've changed up this recipe a number of times. I've found that the sugar is rather optional. And if you want to cut back on the olive oil you can just do 2 Tablespoons.
You may need to add more water or flour. The dough should have enough flour that it doesn't stick to your hands too easily.
You can follow the complete recipe in the infographic below.
What I really love about pizza is how versatile it is. You can put whatever you want on it, there really isn't a wrong way to do pizza.
With this recipe you can make mini pizzas, calzones, pizza cups, or even bread sticks.
As far as materials you need, a basic pan and a roller is all you need. We use a pizza stone now which cooks the bottom much better but when you're on a budget a basic pan will work just fine.