So far I’ve made many pizzas using many different recipes. Different recipes but actually the same. Flour, water, yeast, olive oil, salt just the measurements were not the same.
The last time I made pizza I made it with buttermilk and I loved it!
Homemade tomato sauce:
- 1 can (14.5oz) of diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 vegetable bouillon cube
- spices/or not (whatever you like)
Simmer it on very low for about 45 minutes. This recipe will make enough sauce for 4 medium size pizzas.
Buttermilk Pizza Dough
- 3/4 Cup Buttermilk, room temperature
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
- 1 package Active Dry Yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3 Cups Bread Flour (start with 2 cups and add more if needed!!!!!!)
- golden lemon thyme
Heat up 1/2 water plus 2tbsp, add sugar. In this water dissolve 1 package of yeast. Place flour in bowl of electric mixer. Add dissolved yeast, oil, buttermilk, baking soda, and salt.
Using dough hook, mix well at medium-low speed until all ingredients are incorporated. Increase speed to high and mix dough for 4 to 5 minutes.
Add about 2 tsp lemon thyme and chopped basil. Knead just to incorporate those herbs to the dough.
Dust or oil dough ball and place in a large bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm, draft free place for 1 to 3 hours.
I do not have kitchen aid, so I knead the dough with my hands for about 10 minutes. Works perfect!!!
This recipe will make 4 medium size well rolled (very thin) pizzas.
First goes tomato sauce. Second cheese. Third all the veggies you like with (or without) whatever meat you like.
Bake for 25 minutes in 375 F.