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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 105.3
  • Total Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 437.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g

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Honey Crust Pizza Dough

Submitted by: HUMBLEDAISY

Introduction

My family loves pizza. What we don't love are the unnecessary calories and costs of huge delivery pizzas. This recipe makes enough dough for two larges pizzas and can be made by hand or using the dough option on a bread maker. It makes a tasty stretchy dough and a thin crust. You can vary the sweetener by using molasses or sugar but that does change the calorie count. Try using molasses and whole wheat flour for a denser, chewy crust. But don't opt out of the olive oil! Friends tell me that makes the pizza taste more like restaurant varieties! My family loves pizza. What we don't love are the unnecessary calories and costs of huge delivery pizzas. This recipe makes enough dough for two larges pizzas and can be made by hand or using the dough option on a bread maker. It makes a tasty stretchy dough and a thin crust. You can vary the sweetener by using molasses or sugar but that does change the calorie count. Try using molasses and whole wheat flour for a denser, chewy crust. But don't opt out of the olive oil! Friends tell me that makes the pizza taste more like restaurant varieties!
Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    Standard ingredients:

    1 cup Water
    1 T. (.5 ounce) or one packet of Instant/Quick Rise/Bread Machine Yeast
    1 T. Salt - I like using Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
    2 T. Olive Oil
    1 T. Honey
    3 Cups white Flour

    Basic directions:

    If you are mixing this up by hand, Quick Rise or Instant Yeast does not require to be "proofed" or activated by warm liquids ahead of time.

    This type of yeast has been genetically engineered from different strains of yeast and it is also more finely granulated than regular yeast. It can be added directly with the other dry ingredients.

    Mix together the 3 cups of Flour, the Salt and the Instant Yeast. Warm the 1 C. of Water to 120 130 degrees F. (I simply heat it in the microwave and then use a thermometer to check it.) Add in the 1 T. Olive Oil and the 2 T. Honey. Mix and add to the dry ingredients.

    This is much easier to mix using the dough hook on a mixer but it is possible using a sturdy wooden spoon or a spatula. Once the dough is in a ball form, place it on a floured surface and roll it into a large ball. Place the ball in an oiled bowl and cover it with a towel. Place the whole bowl in a warm place for about 45 minutes or until it has risen and doubled in size.

    Bread maker directions:

    Most bread makers have specific directions for adding in ingredients. Generally, the water goes in first, then the other ingredients followed last by the yeast. I use a "Quick Dough" setting on my machine. The machine warms the liquids so you don't have to!

    When the dough is finished rising, it is ready to use in any recipe you like.

    This will make about 2 large pizzas or several small ones. I often make the dough and then pull it into smaller balls so each person can make a "personal sized" pizza. Or you can use the dough to make bread sticks, calzones, etc.

Directions

After rolling the dough out on a floured surface, you can bake it on a pizza stone in a 400 degree F. oven for 12-17 minutes.

Since I don't like the clean-up of a pizza stone, I often use a baking spray on a cookie sheet and bake it without a pizza stone.

A large surfaced pizza will take longer to bake.

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HUMBLEDAISY.






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