Here's my pizza dough recipe, mind you - I never measure these and just play it by ear so these are just approximates.
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon yeast (One packet)
- ~5 cups flour (Primarily white so it sticks, but you can add different types of flour)
- ~1L of warm water (NOT boiled - If it's too warm for you to touch, it's too hot for the yeast)
In a large bowl, mix the warm water with sugar, salt and yeast. Stir them in, then cover with a washcloth and leave the bowl in a warm place for ~30 minutes.
Once the yeast multiplied somewhat, add the flour gradually into dough. You will probably need to add more flour, then put the bowl away to rise until you're ready to make dinner.
The trick is to start your dough earlier in the day, say around lunch or in the morning so that it's mostly ready when it's dinner time.
You can also prepare dough ahead of time and then freeze the dough balls.
I usually end up with 3 large pizzas worth of dough after I do this.
When it's go time, spread the dough on a greased pan using a rolling pin or a cup, then put on sauce, cheese and toppings of choice.
For the sauce, you can just use a premade one, but if you want to do it from scratch, mix:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 can tomato paste
- spices to taste
I personally like to add a little olive oil and spices to a premade sauce regardless because that's how I roll.
It is a little work, but if you plan ahead it's easier to manage.