A few days ago I tried my hand at something I have dying to make. Homemade Pizza Dough. I see it ready made at the stores and have always wondered can I make it at home cheaper. And the answer to that is YES!!!!
I have this wonderful machine called a bread machine. A lot of people have complained about theirs but I love mine. I have had it about 10 years and have never had a problem with it. And it makes homemade yummy bread easy.
I used a recipe for a 2 pound pizza dough. And this was enough for 2 pizzas for my family of 7.
The dough process takes about 1 1/2 hours.
3/4 tsp salt
4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp active dry yeast
1 3/4 cups water (it called for 1 3/8 and I don’t have a measuring cup with that measurement. LOL so I used 1 3/4 cup and it was fine)
3 Tbs oil, olive or vegetable
I put liquid ingredients in first.
Then comes all the dry ingredients except the yeast.
I then make a little hole in the center of the flour and put the yeast in there.
Put the machine on Dough setting. And go about your life until it beeps.
I then flour my cutting board or countertop.
Knead the dough a little.
Cut in half and roll out half of it until it somewhat resembles a pizza.
Now at this point you can use both halves to make 2 pizzas or you can freeze the other half for another day.
Don’t fret if it’s not perfect it will still taste good.
I spray my pizza pan with cooking spray and sprinkle some cornmeal to keep the crust from sticking.
Not add toppings and bake at 400 degrees for 15- 20 minutes.