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April 2010



Quick And Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

I have been experimenting with making my own pizza using a cast iron skillet. My first try, I bought some Whole Foods premade pizza dough since I had read good things about it. It’s kind of a pain to wait for it to rise before you can use it though. I’m more of a spontaneous cook since I never know what the night’s plan is going to be or when we will get home from work for me to cook. So…really excited to read about this quick and easy pizza dough from the blog I’m an organizing junkie. It requires no rise time and I have all the ingredients on hand. I can’t wait to try this for my next pizza!!!

Pizza Crust:

1 tbsp active dry yeast

1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degress F)

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve the yeast in the water. Add the rest of the ingredients in and mix. Dump onto a floured surface. Knead into a smooth dough (five minutes or so). Roll out and press down onto a greased pizza pan. Add some pizza sauce and your toppings. Bake at 450 degress F for around 12-15 minutes until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned. Dough can also be frozen as well.

She also has a gluten-free version on her site as well.

For making the pizza using a cast-iron, I’ve been using this recipe from Serious Eats. It produces a pan fried crust….my fave!

Has anyone tried the Trader Joe’s pizza dough? I have read mixed reviews about it but I am curious to try the herb and garlic one.


Comment from J
Posted: April 7, 2010 at 3:28 pm

I recommend one tsp of yeast for every cup of flour and I recommend mixing in some corn meal. It’ll make the dough a little harder to knead, but it adds a lot of flavor and crunch.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: April 7, 2010 at 10:06 pm

ooh thanks for the tip J!

Comment from boogiemouse
Posted: April 8, 2010 at 8:34 am

I tried the one from trader joe’s before. I tried the regular one, wich was excellent. no rise time, very easy. all you have to do was to roll it out. I also tried a wheat one, which was more a pain to roll out for some reason. but i totally recommend it!!

Comment from yang
Posted: April 14, 2010 at 12:10 pm

I like the TJ one. I’ve only tried the regular. Just make sure you roll it out nice and flat! :)

I’m going to try this recipe as well!