Sunday, January 4, 2009

Simple Pizza Dough

this is so easy when you have a kitchen aid mixer, for 2 large pizzas

Pizza Dough

2T yeast
1/3 c. sugar or honey
2 c. warm water

let sit for 15 minutes to get good and bubbly

add 1/2 c. oil
1 tsp salt
5-6 cups of flour
Mix with your dough hook till all balled up and not sticky. oil the ball with a tad bit, and let rise in the same mixing bowl.
(I use less flour when I use whole wheat flour in the recipe, and I only do a 50/50 ratio of w.w. to white)

Let rise to double and punch down, roll out using a bit of cornmeal on the counter. You may also add italian seasoning, garlic and parmesean to the dough for some amazing bread sticks. bake at 350 for 15 to 20 minutes. I also use this recipe for basic bread with an extra rise time for a warm after school snack. I always gets lots of hugs from the kids and hubby when the house smells of fresh baked bread. Its a keeper.

It is economical to make this, I can make 2 loaded pizza's for around 10 bucks total, compared to the $30 for delivery, who would not do this!! You can even freeze the dough for later. Just take it out and let it thaw and rise on the counter while you are at work. It just takes a bit of planning ahead.
can also be used to make homemade hot pockets (turkey/cheese, pepperoni/cheese,ham/cheese,steak/cheese) and cinnamon rolls as well!! Simple and a quadruple threat type of all purpose recipe.

Simple, Simple *smooch*

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