Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bread Machine Pizza Dough

One of my new years resolutions was to perfect my perfect pizza dough recipe, well I think I've done it! My mother in law bought me a breadmaker awhile back, and I was stumped at how to use it. Well the other week I dusted it off and made some bread. It was glorious! So now I have been using it for everything! It's so easy just to throw everything in there and press start and let it run! No mixing, no kneading, no mess! I've made pizza and breadsticks 3 times in the past week!
Basic Pizza Crust
1 1/4 cups of warm water
2 T. + 1 t. olive oil
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 T. of sugar
1/2 T. of salt
2 1/4 t. of yeast (or one packet)
1 T. Garlic bread seasoning (mix of garlic powder, onion flake, parsley and lots of other seasonings)

Put the wet ingredients in the bread maker
Put the dry ingredients into the bread maker EXCEPT for the yeast and garlic seasoning.
Make a small valley in the center of the dry ingredients and fill with the yeast making sure it does not touch the wet ingredients
Set the bread maker to the dough setting. Let the machine run until it has formed a ball. Add the garlic seasoning and let it run until the seasoning is incorporated and the dough ball is smooth. Stop the bread maker, and place the dough ball into an oiled bowl. cover with plastic wrap and let rise for a little while, until it has about doubled in size. sprinkle the ball with a little flour, pull it out and place on a floured board. Roll into whatever form you want (pizza, bread sticks, calzones) and let the dough rest and rise again for a few minutes before using. Bake at 425 until done (It just depends on what your cooking, anywhere form 15-25 min)
This pizza was pineapple and Canadian bacon with, get this... HOMEMADE Canadian bacon! Beau's step dad made us some, and it was AMAZING!! sorry this isn't the best picture, we keep eating it all before i can get over there with a camera! At least that tells ya its good!


Cassidy & Shawn Marshall said...

im curious on why you took the dough out of the bread maker before it finished the dough cycle- do you not want it to be kneaded? let me know because im lazy and would just leave it in the bread machine until the dough cycle is done.

Melissa said...

I agree, why take the dough out of the bread machine before the cycle is done?

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