Saturday, September 27, 2008

Quick Homemade Pizza Recipe

This pizza recipe is the easiest and quickest yeast dough recipe I've seen yet. It takes about 45 minutes from start to finish - with no dough rising! Mom found the recipe on Biblical Womanhood. Makes two pizzas.

2 Tbsp. active dry yeast
2 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
5 cups of flour

First, put mix your yeast and warm water together, setting in a warm spot to dissolve the yeast (I put mine on top of the fridge.) This takes about 15 minutes.

While you are waiting for your yeast to dissolve, mix the rest of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Then, mix in your yeast water.

Dump onto a a floured surface and knead into a smooth dough (about 5 minutes).

Roll out and press onto a lightly oiled pizza pan. We don't have pizza pans, so I just used two regular sized jelly roll pans.

Next, add your toppings. I did one pizza cheese and pineapple, and one half pineapple, half extra cheese.

Bake at 450 degrees F. for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned.

Then, enjoy!

And look - there was almost a whole pizza left, so we had that for lunch the next day.

By the way... When I made this, I doubled the recipe and made four pizza crusts, separating the dough into four balls, putting two in the freezer for the next pizza dinner. So, next time I'll just defrost the dough balls, spread them out in greased pans, add the toppings and bake!

Topping suggestions:

For a veggie pizza:

  • tomato sauce (spaghetti sauce is fine)

  • mozzarella cheese

  • chopped peppers, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, olives, spinach

For Hawaiian pizza:

  • tomato sauce

  • mozzarella cheese

  • chopped pineapple

  • sausage

For Chicken BBQ:

  • Barbecue sauce

  • chicken

  • mozzarella cheese

For Taco pizza:

  • refried beans

Put on after baking:

  • sliced tomatoes

  • lettuce leaves

  • ground beef (hot) cooked with taco seasoning

1 comment:

God's Princess said...

My favorite food in the world!

M xx