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Old 02-09-2011, 10:29 PM   #1
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Easy pizza dough recipes?

I'm moving toward cooking more things from scratch bit by bit as I increase my cooking knowledge (slowly, lol!). We LOVE pizza, and I'd be thrilled if I could find an easy but tried-and-true easy pizza dough recipe.

Ideally, I'd like to make double/triple batches and freeze a couple for later use. Bonus points if I can make it at least part whole wheat!

Oh, and I don't have a mixer, so if you have suggestions on how to mix by hand, that would be helpful too! Keep in mind--I'm a serious novice, especially when it comes to doughs/breads!

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I make mine in my bread machine. Hmmm.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:29 AM   #3
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1 1/4 cups warm water ADD 1 package active dry yeast (Let sit and 'fester' for a few minute)

Then Whisk together 1 teaspoon sugar & 2 teaspoons olive oil (or vegetable oil) set aside for about 5 minutes
Meanwhile, Add
1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 2 Cups of your 3 to 3 1/4 cups flour to your yeast mixture and mix well. (Add in the oil and sugar) Then add the rest of the flour 1/4 cup at a time

**knead**

Put into a greased bowl...let rise.
Punch down and situate it in the bowl again and let it rest for about 10 mintues.

Spread out on a floured surface *you can add cornmeal here if you'd like* and top your dough!
We like to fill it up with goodies and then roll it into 'pizza bread' or a large pizza roll!

(You can do it all above by hand...I use my Kitchen-Aid...)
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Old 02-12-2011, 05:46 PM   #4
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Re: Easy pizza dough recipes?

I am making this one right now and it looks great, haven't tasted it yet lol! I used all whole wheat instead of part white flour. It made a very tender dough. On working dough you have to learn the feel of it if you are working by hand. You don't want your dough too wet or too dry/thick. HTH!

ETA: It turned out really good!
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Re: Easy pizza dough recipes?

Ooooh, I found one posted on myfrugalfunlife's blog that is so quick and easy, I wouldn't even have to store any in the freezer! I haven't made it yet, but I think I will try it tomorrow (using about 1/2 whole wheat flour though).

http://www.food.com/recipe/easy-no-r...a-crust-169571

I'm going to have to try that Amazing Whole Wheat crust recipe too!
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You'll get the best texture if you let it rise a half hour or so it is so yummy. Hubby does our pizza so he comes up with some great dough recipes. It's similar to the wheat one that sounds so good.
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I would love to be able to make homemade pizza- the couple of times I have tried, I have not been very successful apart from Pillsbury dough.
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Re: Easy pizza dough recipes?

So I just made the one I posted the link for, and it turn out really good I thought! Best of all, it was CRAZY easy, and super fast to make up! This will be going on our regular rotation
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Re: Easy pizza dough recipes?

Sounds great! I have always made homemade pizza with premade dough, but I will have to try this!
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Re: Easy pizza dough recipes?

This is the recipe we always use. Invest in a pizza stone if you can - it makes homemade pizza crust really delicious.

* 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
* 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
* Pinch of sugar or 1/4 teaspoon honey
* 2 1/2 to 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* cornmeal or semolina, for sprinkling

DIRECTIONS

Pour the warm water in a small bowl (tip: be sure that the bowl is also warm so that it doesn't drop the temp of the water!).

Sprinkle the yeast, sweetening and 1 tablespoon of the flour over the surface of the water.

Stir until dissolved and let stand at room temperature until foamy, about 15 minutes.

In the work bowl of a heavy duty electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine salt and 1 cup flour.

Pour in the yeast mixture and stir on low to combine.

Add the olive oil.

Beat for 2 minutes, adding the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until a dough that just clears the sides of the bowl is formed.

Switch from the paddle attachment to the dough hook and knead for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and springy.

If desired, transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead briefly by hand.

Place the dough in a greased deep container. Turn one to coat the top and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise at room temperature until tripled in bulk, about 1 1/2 hours.

At least 20 minutes before baking, preheat the oven to 500 degrees or its highest setting. Place a baking stone, if using, on the lowest oven rack.

Shape dough as desired.

Immediately after shaping, brush with sauce or olive oil and assemble toppings on the dough.

If using a baker's peel, heavily sprinkle it with cornmeal or flour.

Slide the pizza onto the pan or directly onto the baking stone.

Pizza cooked directly on a baking stone will take 8 to 10 minutes; in a pan it can take 10 to 15 minutes.
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