Mom’s Easy Peasy Pizza Dough

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Homemade pizza is one of my favourite things to make on the weekend. There’s just something about a homemade pizza that feels so special. Maybe it’s because making the dough involves getting your hands dirty and some physical exertion. Whatever it is, I love it!

I call this “mom’s pizza dough”, but I believe she got it from a homemaking magazine. When Martin and I got married almost 3 years ago, one of the gifts from my mom was a book full of her favourite recipes, which included the recipe for this quick and easy pizza dough.

Once the dough is ready you can choose any toppings you like. I went with ham, onions and mushrooms, sprinkled with mozzarella and some freshly chopped rosemary.

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This pizza was particularly delicious. I also did a second pizza with fresh mozzarella, garlic and basil. For an extra kick, sprinkle with some chili infused olive oil. We used chili, lemon and herb infused olive oil purchased during our family holiday in Sorrento, Italy.

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{recipe after the jump}

 

 

 

Mom’s Easy Peasy Pizza Dough

Makes 2 medium – large pizzas 

**makes enough dough to cover two large cookie baking trays (use smaller trays if you prefer a thick crust)**

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I use 1 1/2 cups white flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour, but you can adapt the combination to your taste or just use white flour)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp fast rising yeast
  • 1 cup very hot tap water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • OPTIONAL: I like to add about a tsp of dried mixed herbs to my dough. I love the extra flavour it adds to the pizza.

Instructions:

1. Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

2. Add the hot water and oil to the dry mixture and mix well (I use a wooden spoon at first and then my hands).

3. Kneed dough for 5-10 minutes.

4. Put dough ball back into the mixing bowl and cover with a clean tea towel. Place in a warm, dry place and let rise while you prepare the toppings. If I have time, I will let mine rise for at least 2 hours.

The rest is up to you, but this is what I do:

I set my oven to around 215 degrees Celsius. I separate the dough into two balls and slowly stretch it out onto the oiled pans. Add sauce, toppings and cheese. The pizza should take 10 -15 minutes to cook depending on the temperature of your oven and the thickness of your crust.

Enjoy!

xx BHF

4 thoughts on “Mom’s Easy Peasy Pizza Dough

  1. Your pizza looks delicious! I don’t think I could live without pizza and that glass of wine looks like it goes perfect with your pizza 🙂

  2. Your pizza looks so yummy, Bry! I got the Pizza Dough recipe from a Canadian Living magazine in 1985! I still have the magazine. The recipe is found in an article called Kids Love Pizza. This was the Quick-Mixing Pizza Dough recipe. They also have a Basic Pizza Dough and a Super-Fast Pizza Dough. Love you xxx

Thank you for your feedback! xx BHF

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