Recipe #28  

Basic Pizza Dough


Basic Pizza Dough Recipe | Classic Breads | For a personalized pizza, add your favorite toppings to any of the crusts. Or try one of these satisfying suggestions. The combo of green bell pepper, red onion, tomato, and mozzarella cheese is delicious on the basil-Parmesan crust. Try mushrooms, provolone cheese, and pepperoni or Canadian bacon on the white or wheat crust. Top the taco crust with taco sauce, cooked ground beef, onion, green bell pepper, and cheddar cheese. Add shredded lettuce and chopped tomato just before serving.

For a personalized pizza, add your favorite toppings to any of the crusts. Or try one of these satisfying suggestions. The combo of green bell pepper, red onion, tomato, and mozzarella cheese is delicious on the basil-Parmesan crust. Try mushrooms, provolone cheese, and pepperoni or Canadian bacon on the white or wheat crust. Top the taco crust with taco sauce, cooked ground beef, onion, green bell pepper, and cheddar cheese. Add shredded lettuce and chopped tomato just before serving.
1-POUND RECIPE   INGREDIENTS                        1 1/2-POUND RECIPE 
2/3 cup water 1 cup 
4 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil 2 tablespoons 
1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon 
2 cups bread flour 3 cups 
1-1/2 teaspoons Fleischmann's® Bread Machine Yeast 2 teaspoons 
1 tablespoon cornmeal 1 tablespoon


Directions
Add water, oil, salt, bread flour, and yeast to bread machine pan in the order suggested by manufacturer.

Select dough/manual cycle. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine to a lightly floured surface. If necessary, knead in enough flour to make dough easy to handle.

For each pizza, grease pan and sprinkle with cornmeal. Roll out dough and place on pan or pat dough in pan. Top each pizza with 1/2 to 3/4 cup sauce, 1/2 to 3/4 pound cooked meat or 3 1/2 to 5 ounces pepperoni, 1/2 to 1 cup sliced or chopped onion or green bell pepper and/or other vegetable, and 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese. Bake at 425oF for 15 to 25 minutes or until done - pizza is done when edges of crust are golden and cheese is bubbly. Makes 1 or 2 pizzas.

WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA DOUGH: Prepare as above, except use 1 cup [1-1/2 cups] whole wheat flour and 1 cup [1-1/2 cups] bread flour instead of all bread flour.

BASIL-PARMESAN PIZZA DOUGH: Prepare as above, except add 3 tablespoons [1/4 cup] grated Parmesan cheese and 3/4 teaspoon [1 teaspoon] SPICE ISLANDS Sweet Basil to machine pan with flour.

TACO PIZZA DOUGH: Prepare as above, except add 2 tablespoons [3 tablespoons] cornmeal and 1 tablespoon [4 teaspoons] FRENCH'S Taco Seasoning Mix with the flour; omit the salt.




Nutritional Information:
Per Serving without toppings:
Serving size: 1 slice  (1/12 of 1- 1/2-lb. recipe):
calories 151; total fat 3g; saturated fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 148mg; total carbohydrate 26g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 5g.