Mom's Easy Pizza Dough

Who says we can't make dough in just a few minutes? Here's a recipe from The growing foodie that shares their mom's own recipe - or at least that's what they call it! It serves around 1-16 inch pizza, good enough for one family! 

1 package of active dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons warm water
1 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons oil

  1. For Trader Joe's-like flavored herb pizza, add 2 tablespoons of italian seasoning and one tablespoon of garlic powder.
  2. First, combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water in a small bowl.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Put the dry ingredients in a food processor and process once until combined (we use the metal blade, not a bread attachment).  Then, start the food processor and slowly pour in the yeast mixture.  Let the dough work approximately 45 seconds to one minute.  Then slowly pour in the oil and wait until the dough pulls away from the edges.  I usually take it out and knead it once or twice.  Then, roll out the dough to the shape desired; top with your favorite pizza toppings and put it in the oven.  It takes about 15 minutes to bake in a 350 degree oven.
  3. So easy!  No fuss!  If you're scared of dough recipes, even YOU can do this one.  Best of all, it's light on the ingredient list.  That's one of the reasons it makes it perfect for me and John on Friday nights. 

Posted by Diane Araga, on June 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM