Pizza Hut and Dominos Pizza (But Better)

Making homemade pizza is easy. It's a different story when you decide to go head to head with Dominos and Pizza Hut to see who the true reigning king is. I made my decision, now you decide.


ITEMS USED:

Pizza Peel

Bench Scraper

00 Tipo Flour

Pyrex Measuring Cup

New Star Foodservice Wooden Pizza Peel w/ Wooden Handle

Winware Stainless Steal Bench Scraper w/ Wooden Handle

Anna Napolentana Extra Fine Flour


INGREDIENTS:

The Pizza Dough-

  • 2.5 cups (380g) 00tipo flour (or all purpose)

  • 2 tsp (10g) sugar

  • 1.25 tsp (6g) fine sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp (1g) diastatic malt powder

  • 1cup (245g) water

  • 1.5 tsp (5g) instant yeast


Pizza Sauce-

  • 28 oz (794g) can of peeled tomatoes

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) olive oil

  • Salt to taste

  • Large pinch of sugar


Toppings-

  • Equal parts mozzarella, monterey jack cheese, smoked white cheddar.

  • Sliced pepperoni


Garlic oil:

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic grated

  • Large pinch of flakey salt

  • *You can also add some chili flakes if you want it spicy*


INSTRUCTIONS:

Dough Method:

  1. Start by mixing together all the dry ingredients.

  2. In a separate cup, combine lukewarm water and instant yeast. Mix together and let sit for 10 minutes.

  3. Pour liquid into the flour mixture and begin kneading together.

  4. Dump dough onto a work surface and knead for 5 minutes until smooth.

  5. Roll into a ball and place into a greased bowl covered with plastic wrap and let rise for 1-2 hours at room temperature.

  6. Preheat pizza stone and oven 500F.

  7. Quickly mix together cornmill and all-purpose flour.

  8. Dust the work surface with the cornmill mixture. Dump out the dough and divide into two equal portions and roll into taut balls.

  9. Place on a generously cornmill dusted sheet tray. Cover with an inverted sheet tray resting for 30 minutes.


Sauce Method:

  1. Remove the seeds from the can of tomatoes and run through a fine mesh strainer.

  2. Blend tomatoes together with olive oil, garlic cloves, pinch of sugar, and salt to taste.


Garlic Oil Method:

  1. In a small bowl, combine olive oil with grated garlic and a generous pinch of flaky salt.

  2. Whisk to combine.


Assembly Method:

  1. Generously dust a surface with cornmill mixture. Place dough onto the surface and flour the dough.

  2. Punch down and begin carefully creating a perimeter using one’s knuckles and fist.

  3. Drip pizza over one’s hands and rotate around letting gravity stretch, but not too thin.

  4. Place on a generously cornmill floured pan.

  5. Give a thin coating of sauce followed by grated cheese, and toppings of choice.

  6. Place onto the hot pizza stone and bake for 5 minutes then broil for an additional minute.

  7. Immediately brush the crust with garlic oil.

  8. Let cool slightly before serving.