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Pizza Dough
Pizza Dough

Portions: 2 Pizzas Serving Size: 1/4 Pizza (8 servings)

Ingredients

1 cup water
1/4 cup canola oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package rapid rising yeast

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450º F.
Pour water into a measuring cup and heat in microwave to 120º to 130º F. Add canola oil and set aside.
Combine 2 cups flour, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Add warm water and oil and stir to form the dough. Stir in an additional 1/2-cup flour.
Place dough on a floured board. Sprinkle with flour and knead dough 5 to 6 minutes until smooth and elastic. Add more flour as needed to prevent sticking. Divide in half and form 2 balls.
Cover dough and let rise for 10 minutes. Punch dough down and form each ball into a flat 12″ pizza shape. Place on pizza pan or baking stone.
Spread sauce over each pizza, add pizza toppings and bake at 425º F for 12 to 16 minutes until bubbly and browned on top.

Helpful hints

  • To form a 12″ pizza, turn a medium-sized bowl upside down and dust with flour. Gently stretch dough evenly over outside of the bowl; turn and place on pizza pan.
  • Divide each dough ball in half to make four individual-sized pizzas.

Creative suggestions for Easy Pizza Dough

  • Make bread sticks by dividing dough into 16 pieces and roll into cigar-shaped pieces. Bake at 425º F until golden brown.
  • Make rolls by dividing dough into 8 rolls. Let rise until doubled in size, brush with oil and bake at 425º F until golden brown.
  • Make cinnamon rolls by rolling each dough ball into a rectangular shape. Spread with softened butter, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cinnamon and 1/2-cup sugar or granulated sugar substitute. Roll up and cut roll into 2″ pieces. Place cinnamon rolls in a buttered dish and bake at 400º F until golden brown.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories 214
  • Protein 5 g
  • Carbohydrates 32 g
  • Fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Sodium 68 mg
  • Potassium 71 mg
  • Phosphorus 50 mg
  • Calcium 1 mg
  • Fiber 1.3 g