Monday, June 25, 2012

Basic Pizza Dough Recipe for Bread Machine

Servings: Makes 1 12 inch pizza crust
Serving size: This will depend how you cut and serve it. Please see the nutritional information below then adapt to your serving.
Approximate nutritional information for entire recipe (1 12 inch pizza crust).
Calories: 1145 * Carbs: 22 * Protein: 4 * Fiber: 1

3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons instant yeast
**Special note** instant yeast and bread machine yeast are the same thing and can be used interchangeably. I found instant yeast in bulk from my local warehouse store so you can get it a lot cheaper than bread machine yeast. However, use what you can find.
Step 1: Take the pan out of the bread machine and place all the ingredients into it. Water, honey, and salt go first then the flour. Make a well in the flour and add the yeast. The yeast cannot touch the water or salt or it will die before it gets a chance to work its magic.
Step 2: Place pan into bread machine. Select white dough cycle and press start. After everything is mixed and kneading has begun it will look like this. Go ahead and touch the dough at this point. It should have a sticky feel to it though not so much that it is sticking to your hands. If this happens add a little more flour in about 1 tablespoon at a time. Once the dough is in the rise cycle do not open the machine because this could interfere with the rising process.
Step 3: After the cycle is complete take it out. It will look something like this.
Freezer instructions: At this point you can freeze it or you can use it. Let me go over the freezing instructions first. This recipe is so easy to prepare and then freeze making it so that you will always have pizza dough on hand for pizza night, quick dinners, or even calzones.
To freeze just wrap in plastic wrap then place in a freezer bag and put in the freezer. You may notice it rises a little bit but don’t worry that is normal and will not effect the dough when you go to use it.
Reheating instructions: Take the dough out the day before and let it defrost in the refrigerator or take it out a few hours ahead of time and let it defrost on the counter.
Spray a 12 inch pizza pan ( I have a Wilton pizza panand LOVE it) lightly with cooking spray and form and stretch dough to fit in the pan. I did not have to roll this dough out because it easily stretched to the shape of the pan.
Next put your topping on. We just did basic cheese and turkey pepperoni.
Bake for 18- 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
And here is a picture of a pizza slice so you can see what the dough looks like cooked. YUMMY!
That is it with making your own pizza dough in a bread machine. See nothing to be scared of at all. Only five ingredients, press a couple buttons, then freeze or cook it. Once you start making your own dough I promise you will never go back to store bought.
If you already make your own pizza dough using a bread machine what tips do you have. Also, feel free to share your pizza dough recipes.

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm looks so delicious