Easy Pizza Dough

Easy Pizza Dough

Easy Pizza Dough

Pizza is my favourite summer food by far . It’s easy to make and you can choose a multitude of toppings to satisfy every taste bud in the family. Although I almost always use store bought Italian flat bread to prepare my pizzas’, once in a while I like making my own pizza dough.

Easy Pizza Dough

Although making pizza dough is super easy, it is not something you can do in a rush after a long days work, not that making the dough itself take that much time, but you have to wait for the yeast in the dough to develop and rise.

Easy Pizza Dough

The recipe here makes two 9 inch thin crusts, or 8 individual pizza crusts (which is what I usually do, especially if I’m entertaining friends) I like to have smaller pizzas with different toppings. This pizza dough can be easily frozen and used later. Simply let the dough thaw out before using.

Easy Pizza Dough

Some of my all time favourite pizza toppings include thinly sliced grilled eggplant, cherry tomatoes, red onions, even bolognese sauce. Another topping I love is spinach with chicken. As far as the pizza sauce, don’t be afraid to go outside the traditional tomato sauce. It is a good way of using left over pasta sauces. I use arrabiata sauce, roasted pepper sauce, béchamel, pesto, I mean anything you like! I even make a delicious pizza using smooth peanut butter, spinach, grilled chicken and cheese.

Easy Pizza Dough

Easy Pizza Dough
 
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Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 envelope of dry yeast
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
Directions
  1. Mix the dry yeast, sugar and 3/4 cup of warm water.
  2. Let stand for 10 minutes for the yeast to develop.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour with 1/2 tsp of salt and 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  4. Add in the water yeast mixture and mix until the dough forms.
  5. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes.
  6. Oil a bowl and place in the dough.
  7. Cover and let the rise for a 1/2 hour.
  8. Divide the dough in half and roll out with a pin.