September 20, 2010

Pizza Dough

When the moon hits your eye, you want some yummy dough. I got this delicious pizza dough recipe from my friend, Melanie. :) I haven't found a pizza dough quite as tasty as this one! I swear it turns out different every time I make it, but it's always very delicious.
The pizza in the pic has BB-Que sauce, cooked chicken chunks, bacon (cooked and broken into pieces) and pineapple. The pizza dough is raw rises a lot when it's baked. I like putting the ingredients under the cheese so they don't dry out as it bakes.
I usually use Ragu Homemade Style Pizza sauce in a jar. If you only make one pizza just put the lid on it and refrigerate the rest (you only use about half a bottle per pizza). It is the best pizza sauce I've found.
It's fun to make pizzas with the kids because they love to add their own toppings; and honestly I do too! :D This recipe makes one large pizza, or you could split it up into a few individual sized pizzas.

3/4 c warm water
1 package (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp olive (or vegetable) oil
1 egg
2 c flour

1. Preheat oven to 425; Spray pizza pan and set aside.
2. Put warm water in bowl and sprinkle yeast on top. Sprinkle salt on top of yeast. Wait a few minutes for yeast to melt down a little.
3. Add sugar, oil, and egg to yeast mixture and stir for one minute.

4. Add one cup of flour, then another. If too sticky, add more, up to 1 cup. You want it sticky, but not too gooey. Use flour to knead dough 6 minutes (I let my mixer knead it 'cause I'm lazy like that). Use flour to spread on pizza pan. Add preferred sauce and toppings.
5. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until crust is browned and not doughy in middle. (I cut slices and lift the middle part to check doneness.)

1 comment:

  1. Hey girl!! I'm loving your blog! I want to start trying all these recipes! And, I must say, I LOVE that you LOVE my mom's pizza dough recipe!! It is definately a favorite over here, too! We do pizza usually Sunday nights.