Thursday, December 12, 2013

Best Homemade Pizza Dough

Best Homemade Pizza Dough

(Dough for 2 reg. pizzas, or 4 mini personal pizzas)

 This particular recipe is delicious! For our family, the recipe has brought fun and joy into family food nights- everyone can participate. I usually have all the ingredients already on the shelf, and we save so much money! This feeds everyone with some left over for lunch next day (or midnight gamer's snacks), and the best part is each person gets to choose what goes on- fitting the moods, lightening hearts,  and bringing the family together for more than just a sit at the table- this gives us time. I hope it brings smiles to your family as well!

Homemade Pizza Dough

Start with large bowl & add:
3 tsp yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 1/3 c warm water

dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water in large bowl and allow to proof for 5 minutes. (will foam up)

add to yeast mixture:
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp corn meal
1 tsp real salt
3 c all purpose flour or whole wheat flour

mix all together and knead dough until smooth. roll into ball, lightly oil the outside with olive oil and allow to rise until double- about 45 minutes

I always use the same bowl I just mixed it in- cuts down on dishes, but doesn't make for pretty pictures! Haha! Once doubled, you are ready to make pizzas! Yay! 

Cut dough in half **- this dough makes 2 pizzas. Roll out each half on lightly floured surface to desired size and thickness. Thin crust, thick crust- it all depends on what you roll it to! We like ours thin to regular.  Place on pizza pan, warmed pizza stone, or cookie sheet lightly dusted with cornmeal.  Bake in oven for 7 minutes at 450 F degrees. Remove from oven, Top with sauce, toppings of your choice an cheese. return to oven - Bake at 450F degrees for 9-10 minutes. (Sorry Sorry! I forgot to take a picture of rolling it out! I'll add it next time!) Here they are at prebake.

Have fun with the toppings! Have the kids help grate the cheese, and choose their own toppings. (For cheese lovers, you can roll pieces of string cheese into the crust edges and create a stuffed crust the kid's will love! -Do this at the first stage). Kids love rolling out the dough.** This is enough dough, you can further divide dough for four mini pizzas if everyone wants their own personal mini pizza!  Enjoy!

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