Pizza Crust Recipe – Quick and Tasty

We often make our own bread, using this great recipe.  A bonus to making our own bread is we have the basic ingredients needed for making a variety of baked foods.  We often make pizza at home and use the following scratch dough recipe.  It’s not the best I’ve ever had – that would go to high temperature Naples-style pizza – but it’s better than buying pre-made dough and only takes 10 minutes.  I had a couple of requests for the recipe so am sharing it here – enjoy!

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Chorizo, onion, cilantro, kale, with jack cheese and no sauce. Yum.


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a ceramic bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in flour, salt and oil. Mix by hand thoroughly. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer crust to a pizza pan or baking sheet lightly greased with olive oil. Spread with desired toppings and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let baked pizza cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
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Jack and feta cheese with kale and onions. Very tasty, except for the feet.

This recipe is from with some tweaks to the instructions. Have another tweak or a topping suggestion? Drop it in the comments or email me and I’ll add.

Happy cooking!

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John P Anderson

Living in San Diego. I enjoy learning about environmental issues and connecting with good people that want to make the world a better place. Cheers!

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