Pizza Dough

pizza dough1Ironically, my bread machine insert broke last weekend, after my pesto & sun-dried tomato pizza.  I’m either ordering a new bread machine in the next couple days or a new insert.  Gotta do my research and see if I can just get a new insert first.  (Can you tell I use my bread machine a lot?)

Using your bread machine to make pizza dough is super easy and quick.  If you haven’t noticed a trend, most of my recipes are quick and easy and don’t require too many off-the-wall ingredients that you have never heard of.

To make this, put the ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed.

1 cup water
4 tsp vegetable oil
3 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast

1. Place ingredients in your bread machine in the order listed above.  Select the dough setting and press start.   Once your machine is running, use a spatula to make sure the dough is the right consistency.  Add water if the dough is not coming together in a nice ball.  Add a little more flour, by the tablespoon, if the dough is too sticky.  The dough should form a nice ball.  Allow bread machine to run it’s cycle.

2. Once dough cycle is complete, remove from bread machine.  Then separate the dough into equal two balls.  Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a rectangle shape.  Place on a cookie sheet and cut away extra dough (make the dough fit nicely on the cookie sheet).

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3. Bake dough at 375 degrees F for 8 minutes (crust only).

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4. Remove from crust from oven, add pizza sauce and preferred toppings.  Put pizza back into the oven and bake for an additional 15-18 minutes until the cheese melts and starts to brown.

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5. Remove from oven and allow to cool a couple minutes before eating.

ENJOY!  (with a nice cold beer!)

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