Since this has be going on for about 5 years now, I have pretty much mastered pizza crust!
Homemade Pizza Crust
(makes 2 pie crusts)
1 3/4 cups hot water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. salt
2 1/4 tsp. yeast
1TBS. honey or sugar
4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Mix together water, oil, salt, yeast and honey. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Add flour. Knead for a few minutes. Dough should be smooth and well formed.
Let rest, covered for 20 minutes.
Separate dough into 2 balls. Spread into pans. Top with pizza sauce, cheese and all the toppings you want!
Cook @ 425 for 15 -20 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
*We always make one stuff crust and one regular. To make the stuff crust we just push the crust high along the edges and line the outer layer with cheese. Then fold the crust over over the cheese.
*On our stuff crust we add a butter/garlic mixture to the crust. I melt 1/2 cup butter and sprinkle in a bit (usually a lot) of garlic powder. I add this to the outer layer (over the stuff crust) when the pizza is about 95% of the way done. Then pop it back in the over for a few minutes.
*I like to make and can our own pizza sauce. Unfortunately, we usually run out way too quickly! So I buy the generic pizza sauce and spice it up a bit. Usually adding a tad of sugar and parsley.