Bread sticks made with this dough.
Pizza crust. I never find one that I really love UNTIL....
How about one that takes 5 minutes to mix? Stays in your refrigerator ALL day? Is ready and waiting for you? Doesn't require any kneading if you have a stand mixer?
I know, sounds good to me too.
I will share this goodness with you now. Be prepared to love some homemade pizza.
Put some yeast in a glass measuring cup with 1/2 cup of warm water. Let that hang out for about 5 minutes.
While you are waiting on that to bubble up, mix the flour and the salt:
You'll then put the water/yeast mixture, water and olive oil into the flour:
And mix to combine. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and knead on low on your mixer for 5 minutes. Here you may have to adjust the flour and add a little more. I ended up adding 1/2 more to mine. Sometimes flour is just like that. You want it to be a cohesive ball of dough, but not too stiff and not too sticky.
Like this. Spray some plastic wrap and divide the dough in half. Wrap LOOSELY, and put in the fridge. I cannot emphasize the LOOSELY part enough. I did not wrap mine loose enough and it exploded out of the side of the plastic. Lesson learned. I also recommend putting it on a plate, just to be safe.
All wrapped up and headed to the fridge.
Now, you just leave it in the fridge and don't think about it all day. You don't have to do anything else to it! 30 minutes before you want to cook with it, you take it out and put it on the counter. Pre heat your oven to 500 degrees and get your toppins' out!
This is what it will look like when you unwrap it. You will be thankful that you sprayed the plastic wrap right about now. You're welcome.
I rolled mine out and made some simple bread sticks.
Cooking side #1 on the grill.
Flip it over and spread on a little butter, Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella.
Cook it until the cheese melts and side #2 gets golden brown. Cut, eat and enjoy!
Easy Pizza Crust
1/2 cup water, warm
2 1/4 teaspoons yeast
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 cups water, room temp
Mix 1/2 cup water and yeast in a liquid measuring cup, let sit 5 minutes. In a mixer bowl, mix the flour and the salt. Add yeast/water mixture, room temperature water and olive oil into the flour/salt mixture.
Mix on low to combine; scrape down sides of bowl. Mix with a dough hook for 5 minutes on low.
Spray plastic wrap with non stick cooking spray and divide dough into two portions. Wrap each part with wrap and place in refrigerator.
Take dough out 30 minutes prior to use. Pre heat oven or BBQ to 500 degrees and top as you wish. Bake until toppings are heated through and dough is golden brown.