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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (can also use quick rise)
  • 1/2 cup water (95° to 110°F)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (plus an additional 1/2 cup)

Instructions

  • Add the yeast to the water, stirring until dissolved.
  • Add the salt, sugar, and oil and stir to mix.
  • Add 1 cup of the flour, mixing until a dough forms. Add flour a tablespoon at a time until the dough is not sticky. (It only took a cup for me to be only slightly tacky. As I kneaded on a well-floured surface, it turned into a silky soft dough.)
  • Knead for 3 minutes and then place in a well oiled bowl, turning the dough over so it's lightly coated in oil. Cover and let sit somewhere warm for 30 minutes.

Making a Pizza 1

  • Well oil a 12 inch round or square pan and push the dough in an even layer to cover.
  • Top with a thin layer of sauce (too much and it gets soggy!) and toppings of choice.
  • Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes until the crust is crispy.

Making a Pizza 2 - With a pizza stone (Best Way)

  • Cut a piece of parchment paper to the size of your pizza stone.
  • Preheat a pizza stone as you preheat the oven / Ninja 8-in-1 Foodie (5 minutes preheat).
  • Using gentle pressure with your fingers, spread the dough to cover the parchment circle.
  • Have all the ingredients ready to go.
  • When the stone is preheated, remove and set on a trivet.
  • Sprinkle the dough lightly with cornmeal and gently place on the hot stone, cornmeal side down.
  • Add ingredients as desired, pop into Ninja / oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes until crusty is crispy.
  • Remove stone from oven and use a pair of tongs to pull the pizza onto a cutting board, slice and serve!

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