Pizza Dough {Again!}

A while ago - almost a year ago, in fact - I shared with you a bomb pizza dough recipe. Sometimes when I post a recipe, over the months I tweak and modify the recipe, eventually making it way better, or way different, than the recipe I originally posted.

The pizza dough, however? Yeah. I haven't changed that one bit. It's still the same dough, with the same awesomeness. For this reason, I have to share the recipe with you again.

If you have a bread machine, this pizza dough recipe will be your best friend on Friday night pizza nights.

Let's do this!

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Perfect Bread Machine Pizza Dough

First, gather the following ingredients:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon of yeast (or one packet, if you use those)
Then, get your bread machine ready. Mine sits right on my countertop, which forces me to use it often - about once every two weeks.

Before you go dumping everything into your machine {which is, technically, the best part of using a bread machine}, quick reminder: You must put the wet ingredients in first, then layer the dry ingredients on top. Usually, for bread, you put the yeast in a little well on top of the dry ingredients, but not for this pizza dough.

After putting the wet ingredients into the machine, put in the sugar and salt. Then the yeast. Let the yeast sit in the wet ingredients for about 5 minutes {to activate!} before adding the rest of the dry ingredients on top, like normal.

Set your bread machine to the dough setting, and wait (which is about an hour and a half). Watch the machine for the first few minutes of mixing, just to make sure all of the ingredients get pulled down by the machine's spatula. If you need to, scrap the sides down real quick to make mixing easier. Then, leave it alone.



Really.

Don't touch it until the machine beeps at you.

When the dough is done, you have a couple of options. First, and probably the best option, is to get busy makin' a pizza. This recipe will make two medium-large size, thin crust pizzas. {We go with this option all.the.time.}




Just roll it out on a lightly floured surface, and place on a hot pizza stone and top with your favorite ingredients. Sometimes, we bake the crust for about 5 minutes before topping, just to give it a crunchy crust.




The second option is freezing these crusts for later, which is what I'm doing at the moment. Like before, roll out the crusts on a lightly floured surface, but place them on a large cookie sheet or flat surface and flash freeze.





I happened to make some mini-pizza crusts, which are perfect for just John and I.

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There are so many things I love about this pizza crust recipe - it was given to us by one of John's best, long-time friends, it uses simple ingredients and my bread machine (holla!), and it makes a great thick or thin crust.

Just try it out for yourself, would ya?

Do YOU have a pizza crust recipe to share? Don't be shy - Link up in the comments!






5 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by *Mostly* Homemade Mondays last week and sharing this recipe. It sounds so easy peasy and I've been looking for a pizza dough recipe for my fairly new bread machine. Hooray!

    Thanks and hope to see you back again tomorrow.

    Jess
    www.scratchmommy.com

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    1. You're going to love this recipe! I make it on a weekly basis, it seems!

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  2. New to your blog--can't wait to try this...I've always made pizza dough by hand and this will be great!

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    1. We just make cheese sticks with this dough, too! It was fabulous :)

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  3. Pizza Making is actually an art and it is very interesting teach in easy way thanks for information

    pizza making

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