My grandma makes the best pizza dough. When I visited her last month she shared her recipe with me – it is such an easy pizza dough recipe, I’m kicking myself that I didn’t ask for the recipe sooner!
This pizza dough recipe is made in a bread machine and yields two (2) pounds of dough (enough for a 14-inch pizza). We ended up making two smaller pizzas.
All ingredients should be at room temperature, but I keep my yeast in the fridge and it didn’t seem to make a difference?
4 Cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Costo has the best deal on yeast!
1 and 3/8 Cups water
3 Tablespoons olive oil
How to prepare
1.) Toss all ingredients into the bread maker.
2.) Select the “dough” setting on your bread maker. This just mixes the dough, it doesn’t bake it.
3.) Start dough cycle. Mine takes exactly 2 hours. When it’s done, remove from bread maker.
To make pizza
1.) Roll dough out onto round pizza stone or pan. You may want to grease the pan ahead of time (with olive oil) or possibly use cornmeal.
2.) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. We like to bake our dough for about 5 minutes before we put any toppings on it, mostly just because we love lots of toppings and the dough can be a bit doughy in the middle without pre-baking a bit.
3.) Add your toppings and bake for a total of 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown!
Don’t have a bread machine? Check out your local thrift shops – I see used bread machines for sale all the time at my local thrift stores. I think people get tired of storing them. I use mine all the time. Check out bread makers on Amazon – they have some fantastic deals, especially in the summer months when people are less likely to buy them!
What are you favorite pizza toppings? Do you have a favorite pizza dough recipe? Anyone know if I could make a few batches and freeze it?
Check back tomorrow and I share how we grilled it!