Homemade Pizza Dough is easy to make for the days you want a cheesy pizza dinner. Make the dough earlier in the day to have it ready for dinner time.
15 years ago, we moved from Illinois to Indiana to open up our own pizza place. My husband's parents met at a pizza place and made pizza all the time as the boys were growing up.
My husband and his brothers always wondered why their parents never opened their own place because everyone loves their pizza.
We found an old pizza place that was for sale, and the family decided to try running their own pizza place. After a year of trying to make it work, the boys realized why their parents just made pizza at home for family and friends.
Running your own business is hard work and times lots of time and money. And you also need to have a prime location. Unfortunately, the place we had was out of the way and just never got the traffic they needed to take off. Live and learn, right?
Of course even though we didn't make much money that year, we always had pizza and sandwiches to eat. If I didn't want to cook dinner, I just made a call to Bru Brothers Pizza and ordered a Turkey Club Waffle Sandwich...minus the waffle part. It was pretty convienent.
After a year though, we weren't making enough money to be able to live and support the business, so we had to shut the doors and move on.
But we continued to make Homemade Pizza Dough with this Homemade Pizza Sauce every week at home. Well, almost every week. And by we, I really mean my husband. Because honestly, I can count on one hand how many times I have actually made homemade pizza for dinner.
Not that I can't, I just don't. I mean when you marry a handsome guy that loves to make dinner, you let him! LOL! And you focus more on making things like Peanut Butter Apple Pizza for pizza night dessert.
Friday night pizza night has been a fun tradition that we do most weeks with our kiddos. Over the years we have had fun coming up with different topping combos for our homemade pizzas.
Of course, pepperoni and cheese does always get asked for the most from our kiddos. Gotta work more on refining their palates. This BBQ Pork Pineapple Pizza is currently my favorite.
Homemade Pizza Dough recipe:
Cristina E. Amariles
I tried this recipe just now and I found that 2 cups of water for 6 cups of flour just wasn’t enough moisture, my dough was lacking water and wouldn’t form a ball not sure this is a great recipe at all.
I am so sorry this dough did not work out for you. How did you measure the flour? Did you use a dough hook and a mixer or did you mix it by hand? We always use this recipe in a large mixer with a dough hook and it comes together after 5-6 minutes of continuous mixing. I hope you give it another try.
I like adding some of my favorite herbs / seasonings right in with the dough mix; whether it be Italian seasoning, oregano, or whatever your little heart desires and use garlic salt in place of table salt.
This was such a simple pizza dough recipe to throw together in my Kitchen-Aide mixer. We can't wait to taste the results!
That's awesome to hear! I hope you enjoy the pizza!
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
Aw the restaurant business is such a hard business to be in. And it breaks my heart when I go to a place and its so slow, you know someone behind the scene has poured their heart and soul into the place. Glad you guys went for it but so sad it didn't work out for ya! At least you this fabulous recipe, I need to make homemade pizza dough!!
I can't believe I finally have the famous pizza dough recipe!!!!!!!!!! It is true that good things come to those who wait. Thank you for this. I have quite a few things I plan to do with your recipe...of course, pizza, and breadsticks, flatbread, and more . Having been blessed with getting to eat this several times, I will tell anyone that it is by far the best dough recipe EVER..
I never knew that story! Live and learn is right ... so much of life is like that. At least you got a blog recipe out of it 🙂
Oh dear, homemade pizza was on the menu for tonight but I may have to change that until tomorrow so I can see what combo you have come up with!
No need to wait another day for homemade pizza...I just shared my new favorite toppings. I hope you like it! https://insidebrucrewlife.com/bbq-pork-pineapple-pizza/
Pretty much the same recipe I've used for years except I use brown sugar instead of white sugar.
I'll have to give it a try with the brown sugar one of these days. We have done honey before, and I really like that too.
I love homemade pizza dough! How fun to make it with the kids every week too!
Michele @ Alwayzbakin
This is great! Pinned it for later. Love the idea of making pizza with the kids. 😀
Thanks for sharing your story. It had to be fun (for a while) having your own pizza shop. I had a small business too. The time and money spent never equalled what I needed to continue.