Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Homemade Pizza Dough

Well today I made homemade pizza dough... Actually a double batch...some for a deep dish pizza (not really meaning to do that will explain :) & some for some cheesy breadsticks....
My husband use to work at a wonderful pizza establishment and was teaching me how to toss the dough etc.  I was  like okay,, just get the dough into the pan and then into the oven I am starving!!! LOL  He presses the dough into the pan I top it with sauce toppings, and cheese and into the oven it goes... Smelling so delicious we peek into the oven when the timer goes off and it looks like a flying saucer is in the oven.  It has over doubled in volume and my husband goes what happened... I said looks like deep dish pizza tonight... LOL   Tasted awesome and the breadsticks with garlic butter and freshly grated parmesan...delicious... Dough had just the right consistency.... Delicious.... will definately make again..
Just maybe not flying saucer sized but will make again....

Pizza Dough recipe

1 cup warm water (around 110 degrees)
1 pkg. dry yeast (I use rapid rising kind)
1-2 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
3 T olive oil
2 1/2 cups flour
Cornmeal for sprinkling on pan
Sauce & toppings of your choice

Mix warm water, dry yeast & sugar in large bowl mixing well until mixture is dissolved.  Add salt & olive oil mix well.  Add flour mixing well until dough forms ball.  Place dough onto floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes until elastic.  Place back into bowl and cover with an additional small amount of olive oil, brushing on top of dough.  Cover and let raise for around 15-30 minutes.  Sprinkle cornmeal onto pizza pan and push dough with olive oil covered fingers onto pan.  Prick dough with fork to ensure that you don't have "flying saucer" dough...Top with pizza sauce, cheese and whatever toppings you like.  Bake at 425 for around 15 minutes.  Enjoy


  1. how fun is this.. good luck. i'm officially your #2 follower. love you, kisses and hugs to the family

  2. Sweet! I'm Number Three! (I am not a number, I am a Free Man!!! Sorry, old Iron Maiden Joke)

    I must have had every variation of pizza on the Planet including, but not limited to, the BBQ pizza that Pizza Hut used to sell (they may still, I don't know). But to this day, the best is the Classic Neopolitan.

    Top With:
    Olive Oil
    FRESH mozarella (theres a difference)
    Spinach and Basil Leaves.

    Follow Joelles baking directions and...Wow.

    Rob Duve