Pizza Dough

Hello everyone! I don’t think I have ever been so happy that the weekend is here because it has been an incredibly busy past few weeks at work. My office recently had it’s national conference and our city was the hosting office this year. Was great to meet heaps of new people working for the organization but man was it tiring. I was pretty much smashed and cooking dinner was the last thing on my mind. Due to past experiences there are a couple of things I always make ahead and freeze so that I have no excuses to eat out. I think I have mentioned my love of freeze ahead dumplings in a previous post. The other thing I like to make in advance and keep in the fridge is pizza dough. And really, there is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked dough after a long day at work. 

Easy Pizza Dough
Yields 2
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  1. 3 cups flour
  2. 1 tbsp instant yeast
  3. 1 tbsp white sugar
  4. 2 tsp salt
  5. 1 tbsp vege oil
  6. 9 fl oz warm water
  7. A small handful of chopped oregano (substitute or omit)
  1. Sift flour into mixing bowl.
  2. Add all other dry ingredients including herbs if using and mix.
  3. Add in oil and warm water to dry mix, knead till smooth.
  4. Place kneaded dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a damp tea towel.
  5. Leave the dough to rise in a warm place for about 30 min or till it doubled in size.
  6. Punch out the air, roll, top and bake.
  1. For a healthier option, substitute flour for 1.5 cups white and 1.5 cups wholemeal.
  2. If it is difficult to get oregano, rosemary is a great substitute!
  3. Prick holes into your rolled out dough with a fork before baking. This will help prevent a soggy bottom.
  4. If freezing, do not roll out. Simply punch out the air, portion it and freeze the portions in freezer friendly zip lock bags. Thaw before using.
The Chai Ninja
 Isn’t it easy?! If you have a stand mixer, it takes all but 10 minutes to put together then you can just forget about it for awhile. Of course it tastes best when you bake it right after proofing. But even after freezing, I think it still tastes pretty damn good. With it being so easy to make pizza dough, I now find myself really guilty if we order a greasy takeout pizza. The addition of herbs into the dough is something I absolutely love. I am not sure where I came across the idea but it adds a little oomph to it. Pizza purists may thing otherwise though… I apologize if I have ruined pizza. Anywho! Give it a go and let me know what you think. Would love to hear some topping suggestions too!

Affordable, Baking, Cooking 101, Easy, Fast Recipe, Make Ahead Meal

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