Lately, Jason and I have been putting our bread maker to good use. We have had the machine for 10 years and have never used it consistently. We only ever make bread and pizza dough and never have results that would cause us to use it on a regular basis.
Not only have we discovered a bread recipe (actually we have discovered 2 that we love, but are mostly using just one) but we have found a kick-butt pizza dough recipe.
For us, taste is paramount but amount of dough and ease of use (ie. does it roll out well) are also important.
So without further ado, here it is:
1 1/3 cups water
2 tsp sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp cornmeal
3 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp yeast
Add ingredients to bread machine, according to manufacturer’s
settings, and run dough setting. After the machine beeps, roll out the
You can roll the dough into two 9×13″ pizzas (great for kid’s
lunches!) or into two medium pizzas or a large pizza and an order of
breadsticks (as instructed above).
Parbake the crust with a drizzle of olive oil on it at 450
degrees for ten minutes. Remove the crust and add sauce and toppings.
Changes we made: we didn't have cornmeal on hand, but we did have some corn grits - and don't plan on changing to corn meal! We love the extra little crunch from the grits!
We don't parbake the crust, we put the full dressed pie into a 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes (depending on how thick we made the crust).
And don't forget that you can easily split up the dough and freeze some of it.