Friday, April 3, 2009


This wonderful recipe was given to me by my friend at church, Danila. It makes an extra large, thick pizza. You could make it into two thinner pizzas if you like instead.


pizza dough:
1 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbsp olive or canola oil (or melted butter/margarine)
2 Tbsp honey (or sugar)
4 cups bread flour, plus a little for kneeding
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp yeast

1 jar pizza sauce (I like walmart brand or ragu best)
16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
whatever other toppings you like on your pizza


Mix all of your ingredients in your bread machine on dough setting. If you want to mix by hand or in your stand mixer, dissolve your yeast in your wet ingredients, then add flour. Let your dough sit and rise for about an hour.

Put a little flour on your counter, kneed the dough until it's not too sticky (won't stick to the counter when rolled out), and roll it out evenly to fit your cookie sheet. I find doing this by hand is sometimes easier than with a roller.

Spray your cookie sheet and put dough on your cookie sheet. Tip: I find it easiest to put my dough on the cookie sheet and work with it until it fits the whole sheet. Then, fold half of it over on itself, spray that half of the sheet, put the dough back down, then repeat on the other side.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Here is the pizza dough after baking the first time. It can get some pretty big bubbles in the crust, and I usually poke them with a fork and flatten some. Be careful though because hot steam can come out.

Top with sauce, cheese, and other favorite toppings, continue baking 15-20 minutes.

WW points: 1/20 of a cheese pizza is 3 points

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