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Homemade Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

Easiest Homemade Pepperoni Pizza recipe

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling
1 teaspoon sugar
1 envelope instant dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons
1 can Pizza sauce
Pepperoni
2 cups grated Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine.

While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add flour 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.

Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.

Sprinkle flour onto the dough ball, Using your hands, form a lip around the edges of the pizza. Stretch the dough into a round disc, rotating after each stretch.

Stretch dough until desired shape is achieved.

Brush the rim of the pizza with olive oil. Spread the pizza sauce evenly onto the pizza. Top with the cheese and pepperoni.

Slide the pizza onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-20 minutes at 450 F, or until bubbly and golden brown. Rest for 3 minutes before slicing.

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