Hello everyone!! How's it going? I know I broke my promise and did not post a new recipe yesterday. Work was a little rough and crazy and when I got home I was tired. Have you every had one of those days?
Now for food. I am always looking for a good pizza dough. I have tired a few recipes before and I found some I like, but I am still looking for one I LOVE. When I lived in L.A I used to throw pizza party's all the time. I would make the dough and tell people to bring the toppings. It was a ton of fun and very interactive and it gets your guests involved.
I found a new recipe while searching for coupon deals a few weeks ago and decided to try it. You can find the original recipe here: My Litter Pizza Dough
What I liked about this pizza dough is you don't have to wait for the dough to rise. You just kneed it and have at it.
First gather your ingredients for your dough, Flour, Salt, Yeast, Warm Water, Oil and your toppings. I used a yellow and red pepper, a onion, garlic and olives.I used half whole wheat flour for this recipe.
It was very simple and easy to make and if you don't have time to wait for the yeast to rise, then this is great for you. I hope you guys try this at your next pizza party or family pizza night. Get the kids involved let them put the toppings on and have fun!
Here is my recipe adapted from My litter Pizza Dough
Homemade Pizza Dough
1 1/2 c. warm water
2 tsp. yeast
1 TBS Honey
1 tsp salt
1 T oil
3 c. flour (1 cup Whole Wheat flour, 2 cups White Flour)
Fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme oregano) Finally chopped
To make the dough, Dissolve the yeast and honey in warm water (110 - 115 degrees) for 5 minutes. In another bowl add salt, oil 3 cups of flour, fresh herbs finally chopped and beat until well blended and smooth. Mix until the dough pulls away from the bowl. Knead until smooth. Do not allow to rise. Roll out to desired thickness, I like a thick crust.
Place in 500 degree oven, on bottom rack and bake about 5min. until slightly brown. Take out dough and turn the oven to 425. Top with sauce and toppings and put back in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is brown and bubbly.