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Leslie's Homemade Pizza



I use a bread machine to make this dough.
Start by adding all the water and the 2T of oil (I used canola, but olive would be great)to the machine.
Next, add both of the flours, "sealing off" the wet ingredients.
Add the sugar, salt, oregano, and garlic powder.
Make a "well" with your finger in the middle of the dry ingredients.
This is where you put the yeast.
Turn the bread machine on, and using the white dough cycle, let it do its thing.
My machine runs for 1:30 on this cycle, and when it's finished you have enough dough to make 2 regular pizzas or 1 deep dish pizza.
Lightly flour the surface on which you will be working, and turn the dough out onto that surface.
Knead the dough a little, then put a dishtowel over it and let it set for about 1/2 hour.
Divide the dough in half (if you're making 2 pizzas) and refrigerate the part you're not using.
You can use it another day for another pizza! Spray the bottom of a pizza pan with non-stick spray.
Spread the dough out into the pan.
Top with desired toppings.
I used 8 oz store bought pizza sauce and about an oz of pepperoni per pizza.
Then about 1 cup of mozzarella cheese and a little parmesan.
Bake at 400F for about 13 minutes then decrease the temperature to 350F and let cook about 7 more minutes.
(I would probably just leave it at 400F for the whole 20 minutes if I were making the deep dish pizza -- maybe even more.
Just keep checking on it to make sure your cheese doesn't burn.