Recipe: 30 minute pizza dough!

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Straight from a professional chef (not me, obviously)!! I used to have a strict I-will-never-make-my-own-pizza-dough policy.  I’ve just always thought it was way too much effort and time letting it rise however many times for however many hours each time, when I could easily buy pizza dough at the market.  But John introduced me to this recipe that he got from a guest lecturer in his food culture class a few years ago and I have never turned back.  It is sooooo delicious!!  I mean, yes I can still buy pizza dough, but who’s got time for going to the store when you can just make this at home in less than an hour?!  I’ve always got the ingredients for this on hand, usually along with some forms of food that will suffice for pizza toppings.  So a great dinner can always come together easily!  Here is a link to our favorite pizza recipes for such a fun pizza night, in case you need ideas:).

30 Minute Pizza Dough
Yields 3
Easy, delicious, fast authentic pizza dough. You'll need a pizza stone for this recipe---definitely worth the investment!!
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups flour
  2. 2 cups milk
  3. 1 packet active dry yeast
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1 tblsp olive oil
  6. favorite pizza toppings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees, put pizza stone in oven to preheat as well.
  2. Heat the milk to luke warm, either through the microwave or on low in a small sauce pan.
  3. Add the yeast to the milk and let sit for 10 minutes, until a little foamy.
  4. In a stand mixer, combine dry ingredients. Slowly add the milk while mixing continually.
  5. Add the oil and mix until everything is evenly incorporated.
  6. Once it is all mixed in, turn the mixer on to high and mix for 2 minutes.
  7. Cover and let sit in a warm place for 30 minutes.
  8. Pat down and cut into 3-4 balls of dough. It will be very loose dough.
  9. Flour the countertop, put some oil on your hands, and roll out one ball of dough to your desired thin-ness and size.
  10. Place the rolled out dough onto the heated stone, poke holes all around it with a fork, and par-bake for about 3 minutes.
  11. Turn the pizza over and cover with preferred pizza toppings and bake for 5 more minutes.
  12. Repeat with the rest of the dough balls.
  13. Enjoy!
Adapted from Chef J. Looney
Adapted from Chef J. Looney
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