Well friends, what in the world right now? Let me just say, those who’ve been part of the self sufficient movement are riding a high at the moment. And why shouldn’t they! lol! I’d love to be part of that group, but still have a little to learn. We’re getting there though! Baby steps. I think people forget, self sufficiency doesn’t mean a bunker in your backyard with food for years and enough toilet paper to last until the second coming. It means simple things, like knowing how to make more items from scratch, having a garden and canning your harvest. Even starting a little flock of backyard chickens. Today I thought I’d share our family’s easy pizza dough recipe. Because pizza is a staple, don’t you agree?
I come from a made-from-scratch home. My mom canned salsa, green beans, tomatoes, peaches, applesauce, and the list goes on. She ground her own flour and made bread, biscuits, pizza dough, pretty much everything you could thing of all our young lives. Mom hardly bought any pre-made anything at the store, only ingredients to make her own.
She grew up in the sticks as we say, rode horse for hours each day and picked apples in her family orchard each harvest season. It all came pretty natural to her, and as I get older and realize more about health and the food industry, I applaud her efforts in teaching us how to live off the land and feed us simple meals that were hearty and healthy. Thanks mom!
This pizza dough is so darn easy, and will be a great confidence booster! If you can make this friends, you can make other items too! Trust me!
Want a tip that I use to take my pizza to the next level? I love to sprinkle garlic powder and rosemary on the pizza sheet before placing the dough over it. It bakes into the bottom of the crust and makes it extra yummy! Use your favorite spices to do something similar!
- Kitchen Aid or other simila mixer with dough hook
- 2 1/2 cups white flour may need more, see instructions.
- 1 tbsp yeast
- 1 tsp sugar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup water
- Place 2 cups flour, sugar, salt, and garlic powder in mixer, mix to combine. Make a small pit in the middle and add hot water in center. Sprinkle yeast over water, drizzle olive oil on top, let sit for five minutes.
- Once five minutes are over, start mixer on low until dough is sticky. Start adding in small amunts of flour until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
- Remove from bowl, make into a ball and set on a greased counter to rise, until almost double in size. If wintertime or cold out, place in over to rise on a greased metal pan on lowest setting until double in size.
- Once double in size, cut in half to make two thin style pizzas. I use this recipe to make two thin crust pizzas on cookie sheets. If you like a thicker crust, this will make one large pizza. Roll dough out using flour for a non-stick surface and a rolling pin.
- Bake crust only at 350 for 15 mintues or until crust becomes golden brown. Remove from oven, add pizza sauce, cheese, and other ingredients and place back in 350 oven until cheese bubbles. Enjoy!