About every other weekend, we all get together in the kitchen to fix pizza for dinner. I was fortunate enough to get my mother's recipe for dough before she passed away, and it's the best I've ever tried.
Pizza Dough (for 2 pizzas)
4 cups of flour
4 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cups hot water
Blend dry ingredients. Slowly add water, stirring constantly. Knead extemely well (at least 5 minutes, about 7-10 minutes for best results). Cut in half. Work each piece separately with rolling pin to desired shape and size. Transfer to pizza pan that's been lightly greased with olive oil. Add sauce and toppings and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown on edges.
A few tips: To easily transfer dough to pan, roll it onto your rolling pin and unroll from the pin onto your pan. Don't worry if it doesn't quite fit the pan. If you've done your dough properly, it should have some elasticity to it, allowing you to stretch it a bit to the necessary dimensions. More often, it'll be too long, though, and you can simply trim the ends. In the event of a tear, simply take some excess from the edge and patch the hole with it.
Everyone has their own version of sauce. Mine is simply whole, peeled tomatoes put in a blender and pureed for about 5 seconds.
After spreading sauce on dough, I sprinkle oregano and basil over it.
In addition to mozzarella, try sprinkling grated parmesan cheese over it.
Beyond that, you can go with pretty much any toppings you choose. Since I have youngsters that don't always feel like trying something new, we generally stick with either pepperoni, or the basic cheese pizza. I'm fine with that because the important thing to me is that we all pitch in and we have fun making it. One daughter is in charge of tomatoes and cheese, one oils the pans and kneads the dough, and my husband slices it up and serves. When it's all said and done, it's time for pizza and a movie. Now that's what I call a fun family night. Enjoy!