Friday, June 22, 2012

Make It Quick Pizza Crust

If you are like me, you like to make your own pizza but don't think about it until 5pm and at that point it is easier to make something else or pick up the phone. I've tried other "quick" dough recipes but they haven't wowed me. Either they are too heavy or don't really have the right texture. Then I tried this.

  • 1 T Instant Dry Yeast (I use Fleishmann's)
  • 1 C Warm Water, with a squeeze of honey dissolved in it
  • 1 C Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 C White Flour
  • 2 T Olive Oil
  • 1 t Salt

  1. Dissolve the honey in the warm water and then add the yeast. I use my glass measuring cup for this (the 2 C one works great). Set aside and watch it ferment.
  2. Put the yeast in your mixer (or a large bowl).
  3. Add the flour, oil, and salt.
  4. Mix until everything is moist. Don't mix too much or you'll over-activate the gluten and your dough will be too rubbery and hard to spread.
  5. Let the dough sit 10 minutes (not bad considering most recipes call for two hours!)
  6. Form dough into your pan, top with your favorite toppings and cook as directed in your recipe or at 425f for about 15 minutes.
Yield: Two Medium Pizzas (8 slices each)
Nutritional Facts per Serving:
(these stats are for the crust only, you'll need to calculate your toppings)
Calories: 78
Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: .4mg
Potassium: 45.6mg
Carbs: 14g
Fiber 1.1g
Sugars: .5g
Protein: 2.2g

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