Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Quick & Easy Pizza Dough

Chris has been bugging me for awhile to make our own pizza. He loves pizza of any kind, but especially homemade pizza. Plus, we both thought it would be fun for Evie to add her own toppings.

I made this dough Saturday, and I have to say I will never buy Boboli again. This takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish and it is y-u-m-m-y! You don't even have to let the dough rise - you just plop it on the pan once it's mixed together.

Pizza Dough
3 c all-purpose flour
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
2 T olive oil
1 t salt
1 T sugar
1 c warm water (100-110 degrees F)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, salt, sugar and yeast in a large bowl. Mix in oil and warm water. Spread out on a large pizza pan or pizza stone. Top as desired.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

I will warn you this dough is pretty sticky, but it turns out fine. You may want to oil your hands a bit when you're spreading it onto your cookie sheet. Also, I found that it stuck a bit to the bottom of the pan, although it was easy to get off with a spatula. Next time, I might add a sprinkle of cornmeal to prevent sticking.

This dough is so flavorful, and just the right thickness. We topped it with mozzarella and provel cheese and pepperoni. Evie also used chopped black olives. She had such a good time topping the pizza... and I've never seen her eat so much at dinner. Tonight, she specifically asked for pizza at dinner! That's a rave review if I've ever heard it!


Scarlet O'Kara said...

We love to make Pizza too! What the kids enjoy doing is taking one of those refrigerated biscuits and pressing it out like a mini pizza. Then we have bowls of different toppings for them to choose from. The kids enjoy it so much that they end up making pizzas for everyone!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh, this will go great with Erica's Chicken Garlic Pizza. Thanks and it really looks easy.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, wow...I made almost this exact same pizza dough last night...it was delish! I used whole wheat flour, so mine was a little more dense, which I didn't mind, but my hubby would have probably preferred a white flour dough. But...wow...it was so good.

hubbameister said...

Can we make one when I visit?

Sandy C. said...

I LOVE homemade pizza dough! Thank you for posting this. I've been craving pizza like crazy lately :)

Greg B said...

Did Chris make a pesto pizza?

Momma said...

this sounds so good! I always hesitate giving Sweet Pea take-out pizza but this sounds like something I can get on board with!