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    • MYO Fresh Pizza Dough

      OT- curfew-pizza1.jpg Pizza is one of America's beloved dishes. It's generally the Choice meal for those in a hurry, the least likely meal to be rejected by hungry kids and one of the cheapest to feed an entire family. But, for many families, pizza arrives via a knock at the door and hidden within a cardboard box. Here is a simple, dirt cheap, yet delicious pizza dough recipe for making pizza at home . . .

      You'll Need:
      2 1/2 c. Flour
      2 T. Oil (olive or vegetable oil)
      1 c. Warm water 100-105F
      1 tsp Sugar
      1 tsp salt
      2 1/4 tsp Active yeast

      In a medium size mixing bowl mix flour, sugar and salt until well combined. Pour half of the flour mixture into a bowl, add yeast, stirring well. To the yeast/flour mix, add the warm water and oil, mixing well until very smooth, add remaining flour/sugar/salt mixture until fully incorporated. Cover with a clean cloth and let rest 5 minutes.OT- curfew-pizza2.jpg

      To make a traditional pizza you'll need mozzarella cheese, 1 8 oz can tomato sauce, 1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp minced garlic. Combine the garlic, Italian seasoning and tomato sauce together.

      Lightly oil or flour your hands and spread the pizza dough onto a pizza pan that has been dusted lightly with cornmeal.

      Apply the sauce, add a layer of chopped pepperoni or sausage, peppers, onions, or whatever toppings your family desires. Add a layer of mozzarella cheese, add additional toppings as desired.

      This truly is a matter of personal preference. In the northeast folks generally prefer their toppings on TOP of their cheese. In the Midwest, the toppings are often UNDER the cheese. This is strictly a regional thing- and it doesn't matter where you put them!

      Bake your Pizza for 16-18 minutes at 400F If you like really thick crust you can double the dough recipe and extend the baking time by 5 minutes.
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      Comments 9 Comments
      1. frenchfirefly's Avatar
        frenchfirefly -
        the recipe says .. 2 1/1 c. Flour does this mean 2 1/2 c flour or is it just 2 c flour????
      1. FreebieQueen's Avatar
        FreebieQueen -
        Quote Originally Posted by frenchfirefly View Post
        the recipe says .. 2 1/1 c. Flour does this mean 2 1/2 c flour or is it just 2 c flour????
        Whoops, typo, 2 1/2 cups.
      1. upsideofdown's Avatar
        upsideofdown -
        and this might be fun to be making our own, probably more tasty pizza dough. Thanks for sharing.
      1. maddelena's Avatar
        maddelena -
        Can this dough be made ahead and frozen?
      1. AngelXpress's Avatar
        AngelXpress -
        This is pretty much the recipe I use, and it's always welcome by the kids in my house. I keep a container of spaghetti sauce in the frig for the toddler's "noodles", so I usually use some of that instead of tomato sauce. Pizza is also a great way to get rid of leftover single pieces of chicken, scoops of BBQ pork, spinach.... all hidden in cheese.
      1. AngelXpress's Avatar
        AngelXpress -
        Quote Originally Posted by maddelena View Post
        Can this dough be made ahead and frozen?
        YES! I frequently freeze mine, and as long as I let it thoroughly thaw out and come to room temp it comes out great. Just put the dough in a ziplock bag and it is usually good for 3 months.
      1. Loreena's Avatar
        Loreena -
        Can you use this recipe to make pizza pops?
      1. tiaharts's Avatar
        tiaharts -
        I'm trying this recipe tonight. Thank you!
      1. AnnieT's Avatar
        AnnieT -
        This is close to what I make my pizza dough too.

        I trace my pan on parchment paper. Add a little olive oil to the center and spread the dough. Since we like thin crust, one recipe make two thin crust.

        While waiting for the dough to cook, I start another batch of dough. The reason being, I can make more pizza later in the week. It's also a good surprise to gift a friend. I've been making pizza dough for many many years. Same dough makes great calzones too.

        To freeze, I wrap in Glad Press-n-Seal (I love this stuff!!!!) It's a great way to be half prepared for dinner during the week.


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