I love to cook but I hate being stuck in the kitchen all day. With three young kids I don't have the time or patience to wait for dough to rise overnight. I had to find a quick recipe that didn't make me prep all day and then wait another half a day to be able to cook it, especially since my kids ask for pizza every other day...literally. After much trial and error, I finally was able to form this quick and easy recipe to make homemade bread for my husband and delicious pizzas for my boys.
Perks? I can freeze half the batch for another day and have my house smelling like an Italian fresh bread or pizza bakery in no time.
Be sure to give it a try and let me know what you think!
5 cups flour (divided)
2 warm cups water
2 tablespoon dry yeast
1/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup oil
beaten egg white or milk for brushing
-Mix yeast into warm water to allow to activate.
-While the yeast is forming mix 2 cups of flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
-Once the dry ingredients are mixed pour in the warm water yeast mixture along with the milk.
-Now let it sit for 10 minutes on your counter, covered. (It will be a runny batter, don't worry)
-After about 10 minutes you will notice bubbles in your batter, this ensures the yeast is working.
-Add the remaining 3 cups of flour and 1/2 cup oil and give it a mix.
-Add extra flour if needed while kneading to make a smooth dough.
-This dough can be made in the stand mixer.
-Assemble and brush with either a beaten egg white or milk, along with seeds or spices of choice.
-Bake your desired baked goods at 350'F.
For Dinner Rolls: 15 to 20 minutes.
Pizza: 10 to 12 minutes.
Meat Pies: 12 minutes.
Garlic Bread Loaf: 20 to 25 minutes.
These times are approximate dependent on your oven. My oven is electric and runs super hot and fast.
**To freeze: wrap your dough in plastic wrap then in a reusable sealed bag. Freeze for up to 3 months, thaw overnight in the fridge before using.
Roll it out and turn it into a delicious pizza.
Or my kids favorite...mini pizzas!
Extra dough left over? Turn them into Garlic Knots.
Or a braided loaf like my husband's favorite.
Or my personal favorite...in a savory meat pie, rose form.
Any way you choose, it's sure to be delicious! :)