Bread maker pizza dough

I’m a firm believer in homemade pizza dough. It really doesn’t take much time and it tastes so much better. My sister-in-law made pizza dough in her bread maker when I was visiting her a few years ago. I’d never tried its, so I gave it a shot today.

Adapted from food.com:

In the bottom of your bread maker, add 1 cup and 2 tablespoons water, 2 tablespoons olive oil and one teaspoon salt. Add 3 cups while wheat flour and 2 tablespoons of sugar on top of that. Make an indentation in the dry ingredients to put the 2 teaspoons active yeast. Make sure you don’t dig all the way to the wet ingredients.

Shut the lid to your bread maker, place on dough setting and hit start. When the dough is done, take out of machine and place in oiled bowl. Cover and let rise in warm place for 30 minutes.

Risen dough:

Lightly knead risen dough. Divide in two equal pieces. Place on greased sheets and stretch to make two pizzas(9×13 rectangle or 12 in round):

Top with sauce and toppings of choice. Bake at 500 for 10-12 minutes or until the crust starts to brown and cheese is bubbling.

This dough was very easy to make. It still needs a little tweaking. It was somewhat difficult to stretch out in to pizza sized discs. This may have been because my bread dough machine beeped like it was done, but it still said it had 25 minutes left on the cycle. What I didn’t notice until I went out to the kitchen a little later is that it had moved on to the “rise” stage. So, I have may have inadvertently let it rise twice. Once baked, it tasted pretty good. I’d make it again and experiment with taking out of the machine when it first beeps and letting it rise outside the machine.  I also want to try letting it run for the full time in the machine and then pulling it out and stretching it into pizzas right then as well. You know, just to see which works best.

This entire recipe is 41 weight watchers points plus. Each pizza is 20 points plus,then add toppings points to figure total points for pizza.

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