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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Easy Pizza Dough

I can't remember the last time I bought a frozen pizza. This recipe makes pizza making so simple that it's easier to throw together then it is to run to the store for a cardboard crust :)
Recipe originally from Recipezaar
(This is for a double recipe because one recipe just usually doesn't cut it for a full size pizza)

4 Cups Flour
2 Tbsp. Yeast
Pinch of Salt
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1-2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning (Optional)
11/3 Cups Lukewarm Water

Mix 1/2 of the flour with all other ingredients. Gradually add the rest of the flour until it forms a ball. Knead with your hands.
Let the dough rest for 10 minutes in a bowl covered with a towel to keep it warm. Spread into greased pan and top with your favourite toppings.
Bake at 375 F for approx. 12 minutes. Enjoy!

Experiment! This recipe makes an excellent stuffed crust pizza, or mix all your ingredients into the pizza dough and form it into balls and deep fry at highest setting possible. Dip in warm Marinara sauce and enjoy! Or wrap the dough around chunks of cheese and deep fry and serve as with the pizza balls. So tasty for a movie night!

If you would like to make a whole wheat version, I would suggest starting with a 50/50 mix first. It will take more flour to get a good dough together.

Recipe for homemade pizza sauce to come soon!


  1. I love this recipe.
    I will say, though, that since we are at sea level, the baking time is longer.
    I've also made Italian bread sticks with it by rolling it out, covering it with garlic butter, cutting it into strips and twisting the strips before baking. They were delicious.

  2. Sounds delicious! I will have to try that :-)

  3. Do you think you could cook just the crust and then freeze it? I was thinking to make mini crusts for lunches...or is it better to preserve the dough somehow...can you freeze dough?

  4. I actually havent tried doing either. I would think the dough would freeze ok. But I think that freezing prebaked crusts would work too. Just make sure they cool completely before freezing and maybe put some wax paper inbetween the layers. Let me know how it works!


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