Breads, Food, Lunch & Dinner Entrees

Pizza from Scratch

This is the first homemade bread I learned how to make and the spark that ignited my passion for making these spectacular breads from scratch. It’s an art, really, and its’ fun.
I remember being in the car and my husband was talking about ordering a pizza for dinner. I wasn’t fully into all the health stuff I am now but the prospect of eating another one of those delivery pizzas and spending the next 3-4 hours with indigestion was just not at all appealing. So, I told him to let me try to find a recipe and see what I couldn’t pull off.

Nailed it.

The pizza was so much better. It’s delicious and comes without the heartburn. I loved getting to see all that went into it and knowing that I was only feeding my family simple foods without the fillers, preservatives and other junk additives.

Since then, I have tried and tweaked different recipes. The one below is the one I use most often.

It may seem like a lot but once you do it the first time, you’ll realize there’s really nothing to it.


4 cups Organic UNBLEACHED All-Purpose Flour (I like to sub half of the flour for Whole Wheat Bread Flour, just note that you may need a touch more water but only add it by the table spoon as needed to achieve desired consistency)

1 tablespoon Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar

1 teaspoon Sea Salt

3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 ½ cup warm Water

¾ Tablespoon Instant (Bread Machine) Yeast (1- ¼ ounce package of dry yeast)

baked baking chef dough


If you’re making this by hand, Combine flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Stir to throughly combine.

Stir in Olive oil to incorporate. Add water and stir until dough starts to come together to form a supple ball.

Knead, adding the remaining flour a little at a time until the dough becomes a smooth, elastic ball, about 5-8 minutes.

If you prefer to use an electric mixer, combine the ingredients with the paddle attachment and then change to the dough hook. Add the flour a little at a time until the dough is smooth and comes away from the sides of the bowl, about 2-4 minutes.

Turn the dough into a lightly greased bowl and cover with a dry towel or plastic wrap.

Let rise for 30 minutes before stretching or rolling into the desired shape.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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