Friday, January 31, 2014

Pizza Dough

On my quest to become more frugal, I have started making a lot more meals from scratch.  One of my new favorites is pizza.  Who doesn't love pizza?  Well, probably some people, but for the others, this is a great pizza dough recipe.  It makes 2 large pizzas if you spread it out pretty thin.  We make one barbecue ham pizza with barbecue sauce instead of marinara, and one cheese pizza.  Since I can usually find the cheese for $1.00/block with coupons, it only costs about $2.00 to make these two pizzas.  Between my two-year-old, my husband and I, we usually take down a full pizza for dinner, and then split the other one up for lunches and leftovers.  It's a great way to stretch a dollar!

Frugal and Easy Pizza Crust

3C bread flour
3 teaspoons instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 T oil
1 1/4 warm water, between 80 and 110 degrees

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and knead for 5 minutes.  You can also do this in a KitchenAid mixer if you have one.  Form into a ball, spray with a little oil and cover with a towel to rest for 10mins.  Split the dough in half, and press out your two pizzas.  Voila!  After you build your pizza, just cook at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes, and you are all set.  I usually wait until its almost done, and then take the pizza from the pan to the oven rack so the dough gets a little more crispy.

1 comment:

  1. I use almost the exact same dough recipe! (I use 1 T yeast and 2 T oil.) I make one big one but we always have leftovers. Brian is the main cook in our family but pizza dough is one of the few things I make better than him! :)