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Quick homemade Pizza
1 (12-inch) pizza

1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose or bread flour
1 envelope Fleischmann’s® Pizza Yeast
OR Fleischmann’s® RapidRise Yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very warm water (120°F)
3 tablespoons oil
1/2 to 1 cup pizza sauce
Other toppings as desired
About 8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead in the mixer or on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. (If using RapidRise Yeast, let dough rest at this point for 10 minutes.)

Pat dough with floured or oiled hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.

Spread with pizza sauce. Top with desired toppings and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake on lowest oven rack for 12 to 15 minutes# until cheese is bubbly and crust is browned; OR: Grill on oiled rack over hot coals a few minutes with lid closed, then flip, top and grill again for a few minutes. Awesome flavor! (Note: small pizzas are easier to grill, and people can pick their own toppings).

*If baking two pizzas, switch racks after ten minutes. In my oven, it takes about 20 minutes to cook two pizzas at the same time.


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