Monday, January 17, 2011

Homemade Pizza Dough

Who doesn't enjoy it?
I came across this
easy homemade dough recipe
a while back
and adapted it
for my family

Easy Pizza Dough
1 Tbl rapid rise yeast
1 C Hot Water from the tap
2 Tbl oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 C white flour
1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried oregano

I use my kitchen aid mixer
with the dough hook
while you assemble the ingredients
put extra hot water
in your mixing bowl
to heat it up
and help the yeast

dissolve the yeast
in the cup of hot tap water
and the oil
I put it in my mixer on low
while the mixer is running
add the sugar and salt

stop the mixer
add the flour
start on low
it will be all crumbly
speed it up to about medium

let the mixer run
until all the dough
pulls away
and a ball forms
I had to add a bit
of extra water here
about 2 teaspoons
but do this slowly
and sparingly

Cover the mixing bowl
with plastic wrap
for at least 5 minutes
more if you can
this is when I cut
and organize the toppings

I used onions, tomatoes
peppers, zucchini
salami and ham

the recipe called for
one pizza shell
but we found it to thick
so I decided to make two
thin crust shells
we prefer thin crust
I put the dough
directly on my pizza stones
with a bit of flour on them
saves trying to transfer
the thin crusts once it's rolled out

I used jarred spaghetti sauce
for the pizza sauce
added my toppings
the shredded mozzarella
and chopped spinach

I sent my helper away
he was to busy
eating all the toppings

I cooked these at 350
until the cheese stared to brown

my helper came back
to clean up the cheese
that fell onto the counter

we totally enjoyed
this pizza
it was super yum

here is my girly
trying to wink


  1. mmmm! Looks delicious (we do the same with our homemade dough - divide it into two thinner crust pizzas).
    love girly's wink :)

  2. Oh how I love pizza and that looks so good!

  3. Your pizza looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)