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My husband and I love a nice takeaway. It is a bit of a weakness really! We have resolved to have fewer takeaways this year. So far we have cut the amount considerably. This is great for money saving and it is great for our waistline too. We have managed to save money on takeaways that we do buy. Anyway, I love making homemade pizzas. They are SO cheap, compared to takeaways. Also, they are easy and best of all they are a bit fun too! I’m sharing with you today my recipe to make pizza dough in the breadmaker.
Now I realise that the above isn’t the best photo ever… however this is a stuffed crust pizza! It was SO good! I made this using the below dough, although you could make two regular sized pizzas. I’ve done this lots of times with great results.
Ingredients for pizza dough in the breadmaker – this makes a great pizza dough for a pizza base:
This is modelled on the Panasonic pizza dough recipe:
1/2 teaspoon yeast
300g strong white flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Method for pizza dough in the breadmaker
If you have a Panasonic breadmaker then this is option 22. It takes 45 minutes. If you don’t have a breadmaker then you can mix this by hand. It should take just a few minutes to work this dough to a suitable consistency.
Once the dough has been mixed you want to make it into a ball, or two balls for thinner pizzas. Use the heel of your hand to make a circle. Then you want to toss the pizza dough. This takes a couple of minutes and is great fun. There are TONS of videos on Youtube, such as this one, that can help.
Once I have pizza dough prepared I like to leave it to prove. This takes around 30 minutes I find, in a warm part of my kitchen.
What do I top my pizzas with?
When it comes to dressing the pizza I typically use my homemade pasta sauce. I always have a load of this in the freezer and I love it! Toppings can be anything you want really. For a change, I use pesto and chicken. Chicken and peppers are a favourite lately in our house as we always have these in.
Typically we make two thin pizzas from this dough. The one in the image is a stuffed crust pizza. You can stuff the crust with anything you want really, and stretch the edge over. Then leave to prove and look how big it will be from the above image! You can even use cheese strings in the crust if you’re making it with little ones and want something easy.
Making pizza dough in the breadmaker is so convenient. It is miles cheaper, I can set the timer on my Panasonic breadmaker and it tastes great. This is a dairy free pizza dough too which is great for my daughter to have a mini pizza.
How to make my pizza dough in the breadmaker:
pizza dough in the breadmaker
- 1/2 tsp yeast
- 300 g strong white flour
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 170 ml water
Preparing the dough
In your Panasonic breadmaker this is option 22. It takes 45 minutes and then the dough is ready for you to use.
If you're mixing by hand then combine all of your ingredients in a bowl. Work the dough for several minutes.
Make your dough into a ball, or two balls, using the heel of your hand to work it into a circle.
Roll the dough out into your shapes (circle or square are both fairly easy!) and then leave to prove for 30 minutes.
Cooking the dough
The size of the pizzas you make will determine how long this dough takes to cook.
I find that if you're making two thin pizzas they take around 12 minutes at Gas Mark 6 (200C). A larger stuffed crust takes around 18-20 minutes.
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