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Giant $6 Homemade Pizza (But Cheaper)

Why is delivery pizza so expensive? Sure homemade pizza will always be cheaper, but we really went barebones while preserving and...

Why is delivery pizza so expensive? Sure homemade pizza will always be cheaper, but we really went barebones while preserving and maximizing flavor and it's "easy to make" factor. So basically... Sicilian pizza.




  • 900 bread flour

  • 100g Whole-wheat flour

  • 780g water

  • 20g fine sea salt

  • 8g instant yeast

  • 20g extra virgin olive oil

Sauce and Topping:

  • 1 can 28 oz crushed tomatoes

  • 8 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Small pinch sugar

  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1-2 cup grated mozzarella

  • *optional pepperoni


Dough Method:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine and whisk together bread flour and whole wheat flour.

  2. Separately in a small bowl, combine instant yeast and warm water (95F). Whisk and let sit for a minute or two.

  3. Using the dough hook attachment on low speed, stream in the yeasty mixture and let mix for 10 minutes.

  4. After 10 minutes, add in fine sea salt and let mix for 10 more minutes.

  5. Finally add in extra virgin olive oil and increase the speed to medium-low and mix for 5 more minutes.

  6. Dump onto a work surface and knead by the slap and fold method until smooth.

  7. Transfer to an oiled container, cover and set in the fridge for 1-3 days.

Pizza Method:

  1. Generously hit a rimmed baking sheet with spray oil and drizzle of olive oil.

  2. Gently dump the dough onto the sheet and stretch the dough as far as it can go.

  3. Cover with another baking sheet (inverted). Wrap in plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 1.5-2 hours.

  4. For the sauce, in a medium saucepot over medium heat add olive oil and once hot add roughly chopped garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook until fragrant.

  5. Add in crushed tomatoes. Stir together and bring to a light simmer. Cook for 6-8 minutes then season to taste with salt and pepper. Cool completely.

  6. On the dough, add a generous layer of sauce and sprinkle on grated mozzarella cheese topped with pepperoni.

  7. Bake in a 500-550F degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

댓글 16개

John Rizikianos
John Rizikianos
2023년 9월 22일

Followed the recipe to the gram and even measured the water temp for the yeast. The dough was incredibly sticky after mixing it for the appropiate ammount of time on a pretty high end kenwood machine. I was mixing again and adding flour again and again and the dough never stopped being sticky.It was so sticky it was just getting stuck on the table and not moving

2023년 12월 21일
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I've been dealing with that issue myself and went down a HUGE rabbit hole ! There's a couple things to consider here. First is the flour. You want a fairly strong flour for a 70% hydration dough, at least 12% protein (W strength is harder than you think to interpret for us amateurs/hobbyists). Then depending on the actual strength of the flour (protein is a good indicator but not perfect) you may have to knead for longer (upwards of sometimes 20-25mn). Knead until it stops sticking to the side (sticking to the bottom is fine and normal).

Then comes water temperature. I recommend learning to use the "Base Temperature" formula like here :

You might want to adjust the…


Natalie Stein
Natalie Stein
2023년 6월 20일

Used this recipe to make a Detroit style pizza and it was delicious. It's definitely worth the time and effort. I have a Kenwood Chef Titanium kitchen machine and had no issues with mixing the dough.


2022년 11월 21일

This recipe makes it sound like you can make the dough pretty quickly, but in reality most stand mixers can't run for more than 10 minutes without overheating. So you have to take breaks while mixing the dough to let the mixer cool down. I nearly killed my Kitchenaid trying to make this.

Michael Witek
Michael Witek
2023년 5월 08일
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Dough kneading should only be done at speed 1 or 2. If I remember right, the dough hook came with a sticker that saud speed 2 max.


2022년 1월 16일

Can you do all the kneading in the mixer, or is the slap and fold vital?


2021년 8월 10일

900 bread flour? 900 ?? pounds? 😂 Sorry, I'm really domestically challenged!

Karim Rivera
Karim Rivera
2021년 9월 03일
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