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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Gobs of IDEAS for bread-machine PIZZA DOUGH!

PIZZA DOUGH FOR THE BREAD MACHINE! Why call the pizza guy? Make it healthy, make it cheap, make it yourself! Take this basic, inexpensive recipe, add your own twists, and make breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert! *Ingredients: *3/4 cup water *1 Tbsp vegetable oil (I use olive oil!) *1 tsp lemon juice *1/2 tsp salt *1 Tbsp white sugar *1 Tbsp dry milk powder *2 cups bread flour *1 tsp active dry yeast *Directions: Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough cycle; press Start. Remove dough from pan after rise cycle and use for your favorite pizza recipe. I make this into 2 large rounds, and bake them at 425 F for about 5 minutes, until they start to brown lightly. (I also remove them at this stage and FREEZE them for quick future meals!) Then I take them out, add toppings, and put back in to bake until all of the cheese has melted, another 10-15 minutes. FASTER than take out! You can set the dough in the morning before work, and have it ready when you arrive home. ***************************************************** ***MORE IDEAS*** >ADD herbs to the dough - garlic, oregano, basil, rosemary, etc. - before baking. >ADD finely shredded asiago or parmesan cheese to the top of the crusts before baking. >MAKE the dough into mini rounds, top with vanilla pudding, streusel crumbs and fruit or drizzled caramel/chocolate to create dessert pizzas. >PRESS two of the rounds together with fillings (pepperoni + cheese, ham + cheese, chicken + broccoli, buffalo chicken + mozzarella, sausage + peppers) for easy calzones. >ROLL dough up with butter and cinnamon-sugar, slice and bake for cinnamon rolls, drizzle after baking with vanilla frosting thinned with milk. >FLATTEN dough, slice into strips, twist, top with garlic/onion salt + herbs for a side of breadsticks. >SLICE the dough into triangles, roll them up into knots, dip tops in melted garlic butter, then grated parmesan, and bake. Serve with the melted garlic butter and heated spaghetti sauce for dipping. >MAKE 4 rounds, top with herbs/cheese and bake for flatbreads for panini-making! >PLUCK dough into pieces, and drop into a fryer, remove after lightly browned, and roll in cinnamon-sugar for fried dough snacks. >ROLL up small pieces with spinach leaves, salami + sliced provolone and bake for delicious appetizer bites.


  1. I am always impressed with people who can use a bread machine. I never had any sucess with them. I'll just stick to my Kitchen Aid! Though I will have to try the recipe, as I am always on the hunt for a better pizza crust!

  2. Love my machine - it's older + simpler! Got it for $3 at a thrift store, and it looked unused! This is my favorite pizza crust recipe - it's chewy, browns perfectly, awesome crust!