Quick Pizza Dough Using Bread Dough No Breadmaker

As health conscious people we generally want to use whole wheat flour since it is less processed. But the sad reality is a whole wheat pizza dough is pretty dense. If you like it that way by all means stick to that. I recently tried a recipe that was quick and easy, no breadmaker, long waits or kneading required. Tasted incredible!

quick, easy pizza dough

quick, easy pizza dough

Be sure to try bread flour if you can as it’s different from all-purpose flour.

1 tbsp active dry yeast
2.5 cups of bread flour
1 tsp sugar
1 cup warm water (~110 deg. F)
1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 500F. Put water in bowl and add yeast and sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes. Yeast should bloom. If it doesn’t the yeast might be dead or water was too hot/cold.

Add the flour and salt. Mix until it forms a ball. It will be a bit sticky (was for me in a humid climate).

Lightly flour a working surface (my kitchen island) and put the dough on it. Add some flour to the dough and work it into the ball for a few minutes until it is a nice round ball without being sticky. Put the ball in a bowl and cover for 5 minutes.

Take the dough out of the bowl and put it on a pizza pan or stone. Spread it out and add your sauce and toppings. My favourite is my marinara sauce. Be sure to leave a ridge around the edge as the crust will taste amazing. Next time I will pre-bake my crust for 5 minutes or so as I like a lot of sauce and the middle wasn’t as crispy as I’d like it. I might need to get a pizza stone as well. Don’t bake too long, even though it gets crispier it loses some of that soft bread like texture if you bake too long.

quick, easy pizza dough

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