Homemade Pepperoni Pizza | Cooking with Kids, a classic recipe with tips and tricks to help get kids cooking.
Add yeast and water to a large mixing bowl (or the bowl of a stand-mixer). Stir once to activate yeast. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Add flour and salt and mix until a dough is formed (around 3 minutes of mixing). Add olive oil and mix until combined. Cover with a tea towel and let sit for 10-15 minutes to rise (just slightly).
While dough is rising, preheat oven to 450° F, grate cheese and prep other ingredients.
Have two baking sheets turned upside down and lightly dust with flour. (Or use a pizza stone if you have one).
Divide dough into 2 parts and roll out to 1/8-1/4" thick on a floured surface. Transfer to baking sheets.
Top each pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, parmesan, basil, and black pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and brown and the pizza's edges are browned and starting to crisp.
Garnish with fresh basil if desired. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.
* feel free to skip this step and purchased store-bought pizza dough. Remove from fridge 10-15 minutes prior to use and roll out to add toppings.