Here is why I love this dough.. Its fast. Its easy. It turns out great. I love to make this pizza on nights when I really don’t feel like cooking, because it just doesn’t feel like I’m doing a huge production. The kids love to decorate their own mini-pizzas. I can eat as many veggies as I want and the hubs can eat as much pepperoni as he wants. Best part..EVERYONE is HAPPY!! and that makes me happy. Therefore I love the dough.
We love to add a lot of pesto to our sauce, probably equal parts. Have you tried this? Even my children request a pesto pizza now. It add an added burst of flavor to your pizza.
If you have a baking stone, I highly recommend you use it, I’m using here Fiesta Dinnerware’s Pizza Tray. It has baked my pizzas perfectly. My crust comes out nice and crispy.
Our Favorite toppings right now are fresh mozzarella, basil and tomatoes. With a sprinkle of oregano leaves and sea salt.
Serve with little mint-watermelon and you have a gourmet dinner!
Always extra cheese.
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1 Teas salt
- 1 Tbsp shortening
- 1 Tbsp yeast
- 2+ cups flour
- for individual pan pizzas- parchment paper, cooking spray
- Combine 1.5 cups of flour and remaining ingredients, putting yeast in LAST.
- Mix all ingredients until well blended and sticky. Slowly adding flour until dough forms a ball and pulls away from the side of the mixer.
- Let rise for a few minutes
- Four a surface and roll out dough, place on greased pizza pan.
- If making personal pan sized pizzas- divide dough into 4-5 small balls. Spray a piece of parchment paper with cooking spray and place small dough ball on parchment paper and roll thin. Prick holes in the dough with a fork before adding the sauce.
- Bake at 415 for 15 minutes (+ or - depending on crust size and thickness)