Friday, April 24, 2009

Easiest Pizza Dough

Note: Next Humor story will be May 1st. Apr. story posted below.

This fast easy dough cooks up crusty on the edge of the pan and soft on the inside of the cookie sheet pan so you can please both types of dough lovers. You can make this dough in a bread maker on the dough cycle too...just put wet ingredients on the bottom and dry on the top.

Makes 2 cookie sheet size pizzas

1 1/4 C warm water
1 scant T Yeast
3 1/2 C Flour
1t salt
2T Olive oil

Put yeast in water and let sit for a minute. In a stand mixer with a dough hook add flour, salt, and olive oil. Mix. Add Yeast mixture and mix. If dough looks too crumbly add a tiny bit more water (2-4 T) until it forms a soft but not sticky dough ball. Mix for 10 minutes to make a more elastic dough. (This dough does not need to rest or rise. You can start rolling it right away) (if you don't have a dough hook you can use a regular mixing attachment to mix the dough)

Cut dough ball in half to make two pizzas. Spray two cookie sheets and your counter top with cooking spray. Use rolling pin to roll out dough on the sprayed counter in the shape of your pan. Lift dough to your pan. Use fingers or a small pastry roller to roll the dough to the edges of pan. (To clean cooking spray off counter use first a dry towel then a wet comes off easily this way). Top your pizza with sauce, cheese and toppings. Bake one at a time in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes (check at 10-12 min.). Serve hot.


Tiffany said...

That sounds very easy and yummy. I will have to give it a try. Thanks!:D

Miranda said...

Sounds like a recipe I can handle. It also gives me an excuse to try out the dough hook attachment. Thanks for sharing! BTW, can you freeze this dough?

kersten campbell said...

I've never tried freezing it but I'm sure you could if you wrapped it up really well (Maybe double bagged it).

Diony said...

Thanks for the recipe--I will have to try it.

Beth at Aunties said...

Thanks! I am always looking for a great and fast pizza!