Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Homemade Pizza Dough ( Easiest and Freezer Friendly )

Our girls enjoys making their own pizza. Even though it can get really messy in our tiny kitchen , it is still worth it..they take pride on their finished product. I love and cherish these moment with them. They are very eager to help and learn! I love their smile and their " Mom , Dad.. looook at what I made " face. All the flour on their faces, floor , clothing.. okay they are everywhere..totally worth it!

This simple, easy freezer friendly pizza dough can be stored for up to 4 weeks. If you prefer to bake it right away, that is OK too! Just roll out ( onto your greased pizza pan) your kneaded dough and add the sauce , toppings you love and bake as directed.






 

Ingredients:

5 cups All purpose flour ( or whole wheat)
2 tbsp active dry yeast
2 cups warm water
2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
4 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup or less flour for kneading.
Homemade Pizza Sauce -- recipe provided below. ( or a jar of store bought is perfect too)


Directions:

Pour warm water into a medium or large size bowl . Add the yeast and stir to dissolve.
Mix in all the remaining ingredients - flour , salt, sugar and oil.

When all the ingredients are incorporated. Put your dough in a floured surface. Knead it for 2-5 minutes until it is no longer sticky.


If you want to freeze your dough , divide your dough into two parts and place each dough in a separate freezer bag. Make sure you seal it really good.


This dough can be stored for about 4 weeks. When your ready to bake it,  Put your frozen dough in the greased ( with olive oil) bowl and thaw it ( room temperature) for 3-4 hrs. Mine took about 3 hrs to thaw. Not a big deal, since I was serving it for dinner ..it gave me lots of time to do some activities with the girls.


Prepare your Homemade Pizza Sauce ( recipe below) or use store bought pizza sauce.

Have all your toppings ready.. we like pepperoni pizza. 
You can use a whole lot of pizza toppings : pineapple , sausages, vegetables , Canadian bacon..Be creative!


When the dough is ready, Roll it out on a floured surface.


(or you can also roll it out in the greased pizza pan.)

Bake at ( preheated) 500 deg for 8-10 minutes.


Enjoy!


HOMEMADE PIZZA SAUCE


Ingredients:

2 cans ( 15 oz) tomato sauce
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp dried basil
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp olive oil

Whisk the tomato sauce with all the ingredients in a medium size saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes.






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17 comments:

  1. I love your pizza dough recipes. It really is super simple.I love that it can be frozen. I have had a few recipes for dough that I have tried to freeze and they did not turn out so well. I often wonder if that was due to the wheat flour. I have been experimenting with a 3:1 ratio of wheat to white. The white seems to help give it a bit more rise and fluffiness. I shy away from white when I can for health reasons so thanks for offering wheat as an alternative in your recipes. Found you through Tickle My Tastebuds. Would love to have you link this on my #stoptheyuck party : http://yumeating.com/yuck-stops-13-stoptheyuck/

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    1. Hi Chrystal :) Thank you for the invite..I am glad to join in. I didn't had any problem right after defrosting it..kneading it was not a problem and it did not affect the taste nor the texture. So I hope this recipe is a keeper for you. I appreciate your time for stopping by..Have a blessed week ..

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  2. I absolutely love using homemade pizza dough but don't always have time to make it so I love that this can be put in the freezer!!! Stopping by from Shine Blog Hop

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    1. Hi Julie , me too! I dread making the dough sometimes because we get busy but making it ahead of time or in batches really helps.
      Thank you so much for stopping by..Blessings!

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  3. I've been meaning to test a new pizza dough recipe that will freeze well, so I've pinned to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Lisa! they freeze well and never had a problem :) So I hope it works for you and it will be a keeper ..Have a blessed week and thank you for visiting..

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  4. This looks great! I'm pinning for later.

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    1. Hi there! Thank you Starla..appreciate it a lot. Have a blessed week!

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  5. I've been looking for a good pizza dough recipe that will freeze and this one looks perfect! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week

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    1. Hi there..thank you again for stopping by and appreciate your time ..Have a blessed week!

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  6. Ooooh, I love homemade pizza dough. It really makes a pizza that much better doesn't it?!

    I never thought to make and freeze it. Good thinking!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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    1. Hi Jennifer! Thank you for visiting :) appreciate it.. yes definitely much better! esp when I make it with our girls..messy!! but I still love it..Have a blessed week!

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  7. It's so fun to make pizza at home, and homemade crust just makes it even better! Thanks for bringing this yummy recipe to The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party! See you again soon! HUGS

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    1. Congratulations! Your recipe was one of my favoties and is featured on The Yuck Stops Here recipe link party this week! Please come pick up your "I've Been Featured" button anytime you have a chance! Congrats again & HUGS!

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    2. yay! thank you very much ..I will be sharing it to my page and send a link on your blog..thank you! God bless..

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    1. I couldn't agree more! Thank you for stopping by..

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