Thursday, June 29, 2017

Try It Thursday: Pizza Dough

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Do you have one of those pizza your way restaurants? I've been to our local MOD Pizza twice in the past year, and I'm just not impressed. When I found Lauren's recipe for pizza dough, I knew I had to give it a try. Today's recipe is simply a reshare of Lauren's recipe, but I think you'll love using it to make your own pizzas and bread sticks! Scroll down for the recipe!

* 3 cups bread flour
* 2 Tablespoons olive oil
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1 Tablespoon honey
* 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (I use Fleischmann's.)
* 1 cup warm water

* You will need a stand mixer with a dough hook. 
* In the mixer's bowl, stir the yeast and honey into the warm water and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
* Mix in the salt and olive oil.
* Add 1 1/2 cups of bread flour and mix.
* Add the rest of the bread flour into the mix slowly until everything is incorporated. Lauren says the dough should be tacky but not sticky.
* Turn the mixer to medium speed for 6 minutes. The bowl will basically be clean by the time your dough has finished kneading. 
* You can now divide the dough and freeze it for later or keep it in one bowl.
* Pour a little bit of olive oil in a bowl and grease your dough ball.
* Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rise for 2 hours. 
* Use the dough to make your favorite pizzas or bread sticks, and enjoy!

*** This recipe will make 2 medium sized pizzas. I have frozen the dough before, and it keeps just fine. To make pizza and breadsticks, you can turn your oven to 500 degrees and put your favorite pizzas in for about 6-8 minutes. My boys love pepperoni with sausage, and Ari and I like to make alfredo cheese pizza.  

Pepperoni pizza

Alfredo cheese pizza

Garlic & cheese breadsticks

What are your favorite pizza toppings? Tell me in the comments below, and make sure to stop by the other bloggers. I'll see you back here tomorrow for another round of Friday Favorites, and don't forget to check out all of my Try It Thursday recipes on THIS Pinterest page. See you soon! 


  1. That pizza and those breadsticks looks so good! They look exactly like they would come from a pizza shop. I bet your kids enjoyed doing this! Alex and I like mushrooms on our pizzas. We will have to try this sometime.

    1. I need to try and recreate the best pizza I ever had- Caesar salad chicken pizza! Putting that on my to-do list now!

  2. We love homemade pizza and baking it on our grill. Those bread sticks look so YUMMY!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I've been meaning to try pizza on the grill for a while. Do I need to buy a pizza stone to use on the grill?

  3. Poor Katie has really been missing pizza since we've been on this plan. We had it for Father's Day weekend as a splurge and treat for Kent. Yeast has always freaked me out😂. Sometimes I just buy ready made dough in deli at Safeway. (such an easy cheat.) Your pizza's look delish and I'd love a piece RIGHT NOW! I've got to get to blogging some more recipes so I can link up with you...I think I've run out of old material...LOL Happy Thursday!!!

    1. Link up your healthy recipes- I'm back to the 1200 calories a day diet and need some delicious but filling meals! Are you allowed to have cauliflower pizza dough?

  4. Your pizzas love so YUMMY! We like to grill ours in the summer, margherita is our fave! Going to have to try Alfredo cheese though :)

    1. Thanks, Rechelle! I need to try grilling my pizzas too. Alfredo was so yummy this past week, and I'm still trying to recreate a Caesar salad pizza.

  5. Those pizzas look fantastic! Our kids would devour those bread sticks. I can't wait to try the recipe. We love pizzas of all kinds, just hold the olives!


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