One of the most versatile recipes that I make at least a few times a month is pizza dough. From traditional pizzas, to pizza buns, or a giant rolled pizza, where you assemble the pizza and roll before baking – to dessert recipes like cinnamon bread (swap sweet oil, like coconut oil for the olive oil) and layer chopped pieces of the dough in a bundt pan with cinnamon sugar topping. We use it for pizza roll ups, pizza buns, garlic cheese bread and more because it’s only five minutes of active work when you use the KitchenAid mixer.
If there is one thing that you do this year to save money, and eat more real food, at-home, learn this recipe (and invest in a KitchenAid mixer, it will change your life). You can use it to make all sorts of delicious take-out inspired food, with real ingredients at-home, and involve the kids in the kitchen making the simple recipe.
Easy Versatile Pizza Dough Recipe
1 cup warm water
2 1/4 teaspooon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon honey (or sugar)
2.5 – 3 cups flour
2-3 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Combine the warm water, honey (or sugar) with yeast in a bowl. To make this simple, I use the bowl of the mixer.
Let it sit for five minutes until the yeast blooms.
Add salt, flour and olive oil to the mixture and knead for five minutes with the dough hook in the KitchenAid mixer. If you are makind pizza dough by hand, you can knead the dough for 7-10 minutes with your
The dough should be sticky, elastic.
Let the dough rise for an hour, covered, until it’s doubled in size.
You can chop it into small pieces and make a delicious pull apart pizza bread, layering the ingredients and dough and cooking for 25-35 minutes until golden brown and cooked through, like this:
Or make a delicious meat sauce, and create a take-out inspired pizza with meaty-sauce toppings:
This easy recipe is one that you’re going to look toward for those easy meals, and delicious appetizers at-home. When it comes to making traditional pizzas, unless you are creating a pizza like the meaty sauce pizza – that’s very heavy on the topping, you don’t even need to pre-cook the pizza dough in the oven. It’s a simple, easy way to create some new recipes, or find new inspiration for the new year.