homemade pizza

Homemade pizza with your favourite toppings. Image: Pixabay.

Homemade pizza – Quick and easy crowd-pleaser

Enjoy this homemade pizza with a fluffy homemade crust. Just perfect for the school holidays.

homemade pizza

Homemade pizza with your favourite toppings. Image: Pixabay.

Schools are closed, the weather is cold, and you are trying to keep the kids busy at home. Brighten their day with a delicious homemade pizza. This recipe makes the most delicious fluffy crust within 30 minutes decorated with your own choice of toppings.  

Any day is a good day for pizza, especially for children. If you have some eager young chefs in your household, this is a terrific way to get the kids involved in cooking. It may just increase their interest in the culinary world.

To prepare this homemade pizza crust, you need 6 ingredients. The best part is that the dough does not need hours to rise but simply 5-10 minutes. Also, if you like to prepare your food ahead of time, you can increase the ingredient quantities and freeze the extra dough for another time.

Don’t be surprised if you receive a weekly request for this delicious pizza. For a real treat use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour and bake it on a pizza stone.

Make a Quick and Easy Pizza with your Favourite Toppings

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Recipe by Lichelle Hawthorne Course: MainCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 cup 1 warm water

  • teaspoon active dry yeast

  • 1 teaspoon 1 sugar or honey

  • cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil or melted butter

  • 1 teaspoon 1 salt

  • toppings of your choice


  • Preheat the oven to 230°C.
  • In a medium bowl, stir the yeast and sugar in warm water and let it stand until it becomes foamy. That will take about 5 to 10 minutes. Use warm, not boiling or hot water.
  • Stir in the flour, salt and oil. Mix until smooth, then let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll into a round shape, then transfer to a lightly greased baking tray or bakers peel dusted with cornmeal. You can also spread and press the dough into the tray and make any shape you’d like, a pizza doesn’t have to be round. You can even make mini pizzas.
  • Spread the dough with desired toppings and bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Spread a sauce like pasta sauce, tomato sauce, mayonnaise, barbeque sauce, white sauce or pesto.
    Add toppings like salami, pepperoni, ham, fried bacon, grilled chicken, leftover roasted meat or steak, minced meat, mushrooms, peppers, olives, pineapple, corn, cheese, etc.
  • Sprinkle Italian herbs.
  • Once baked you can top off your pizza with sliced avocado or a handful of rocket.
  • Let the pizza cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.


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