Monday, February 7, 2011

Herbed Pizza Dough

I'm always on the lookout for quick dinners (in case you haven't noticed). Three kids under three is mighty crazy sometimes. Naptime is the best becuase, well, siiilence! And, it's perfect time to prep dinner. I love to make or prep before dinner if possible. well, with pizza that's totally possible! Bake the dough on the pan and let it cool..then just top and re-bake until cheese is melted! I also wrap the baked dough and freeze it to thaw + assemble pizza at a later date. Perfect.
Well, today Aerro decided naps weren't a part of his day, so he got to stay up and help. In his own words, it was way better then sleeping in that dumb old bed in his room. Hahaha...The best part about this recipe is it really IS quick and easy. You mix and bake right away. No worries about raising the dough, etc. though I'm sure you could do that route if you want.

Herbed Pizza Dough

4 cups unbleached flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 package yeast
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon sugar
2 cup warm water
2 tsp basil, oregano, dried garlic
Combine flour, salt, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl. Mix in oil and warm water. Knead until elastic, about 6 minutes or so. Spread out on 3 lightly oiled pizza pans or cookie sheets. (I always use cornmeal on the pan before I put the dough on) Top as desired.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. 
Prick dough with a fork in several places and bake for 15 minutes and cool to top+bake at a later date. 
Favorite combinations in this house 
olive oil+roma tomato+fresh mozzarella balls+basil (best best best best best!!!!)
alfredo sauce+fresh garlic+grilled chicken strips+green peppers+mozzarella (Avoni's personal favorite)
ground beef+sausage+ham+pepperoni+green peppers+olives+cheese (guy pizza in my books)
sundried tomato+olive oil+garlic+grilled chicken strips+ fresh mozzarella balls

Pressing out the dough
 Really kneading that stuff!
 All sauced up! (my favorite sauce here)
 Note to self: Clothe child fully before taking photos... =)
 The finished child size pizza!

 The rest of the crusts are awaiting the husband to come home to top + cook =)


  1. Sounds yummy.. so if I don't have whole wheat flour does it still taste as good using all unbleached?

  2. Used your crust recipe for supper tonight. Very quick and easy! Definately will be using it again. Thanks so much!! :)

  3. Hey amanda, yo can use normal flour, too!
    Glad you liked it, elsa! I love how easy and fast it is..nice for quick dinners.