Thursday, February 11, 2010

Easy Peasy Pizza dough.

I have been using this recipe from 1986 and still find it to be one of the easiest recipes ever.
You'll need to remove your jewelry as it gets a wee bit messy.

1 1/3 c. warm water, 1 tbsp. dry yeast, 1 tbsp. sugar. In a large bowl mix sugar and warm water then sprinkle yeast on top, let sit for 5 minutes. It will get a bit bubbly.
Add 3 c. flour, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp salt and stir.

 It forms a large mass and then you get your clean hands involved! Flour your counter and knead the ball of dough until it is smooth and flour is mixed in.

Oil the same large bowl and roll dough around to coat it in the oil, cover with a tea towel and let rest away from drafts about 1 hour.

Oil your hands, punch down the dough, divide into 2 balls, and stretch to fit 2 medium pizza pans.

Add pizza or tomato sauce and toppings of your choice and top with grated cheese.

Preheat oven to 400 and cook approximately 20 minutes, some convection ovens cook quicker than others so keep an eye on it!


  1. How delicious this must be. And your rings are beautiful! I hate when I forget to take off my rings and it is too late- my fingers are immersed in the dough/ batter!

  2. I think I have the same recipe in Mendelson's even earlier book Let Me in the Kitchen, a book I used in the late 70s and early 80s to get my kids cooking. I'd forgotten about the pizzas, and now I think I'll go see if I can dig that out and make one soon!

  3. Daily Connoisseur-Thank you, I mentioned to remove the rings because I too have forgotten and they end up a mess.

    Materfamilias- I think Susan was on the crest of the cooking wave in many ways, her recipes are delicious and use fresh ingredients and she is an advocate of shopping and buying local....enjoy your pizza!