Pantry Revamp: Homemade Pizza Dough



This week’s homemade pizza dough recipe is part of the Pantry Revamp series here on Five Little Homesteaders.  To read more about it, check out the first post here.  To read all the posts in the series, click the “pantry revamp” label to the right.

I’m going to start this week’s pantry revamp by thanking those of you who took the time to fill out my survey last week.  The results are in and I must say, I’m pleased.  I really had no expectations.  I put myself out there and hoped that at least SOMEBODY would respond and you did.  So thank you for that.



Overall, the message is clear.  Those of you who read Five Little Homesteaders are fine with the content.  There may be some things you skip over when I post them and somethings that you feel “indifferent” about, but overall, you think I should just be authentic and write about what feels good to me, which in hindsight seems obvious.  Of course, authenticity and speaking from the heart is always the best policy.  I guess sometimes I just need to have the obvious pointed out and a little coaxing in the right direction.  I really enjoy writing this blog.  It has given my tired, starved mama brain an outlet and it has helped me meet a lot of my goals in the urban homesteading department – for this, I am grateful.

Also, thanks for not being sick of my kids.  Only one of the respondents felt I should post less about my kids.  Most of you said that it is only natural to post about them, as they are a huge part of my life.  I guess I’m sorta the homesteading-mommy-blogger.  I think I’m ok with filling that niche.



Moving on….

The pantry revamp post for this week is about pizza!  Who doesn’t love pizza?



Friday night is pizza night in our household and for a long time (like the last three years), I’ve been buying frozen pizza to serve.  However, since starting this pantry revamp project and trying to improve our eating habits, I’ve been making homemade pizza dough and putting together our own pizzas.

It is incredibly simple, takes very few ingredients, and is really delicious.  Even the kids eat it, so you know it can’t be bad.  (I’m on the fence about whether it saves us any money…. it probably doesn’t.)



Here’s the homemade pizza dough recipe.  Give it a try and let me know what you think.

** Note – You can play with the ratio of wheat to white flour, depending on your taste**



Ingredients

1 tsp sugar
1 1/2 c warm water
1 pkt Highly Active Yeast – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0039VIH0W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0039VIH0W&linkCode=as2&tag=fivelitthome-20
1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0027EOTKO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B0027EOTKO&linkCode=as2&tag=fivelitthome-20
1 tsp salt
1 c whole wheat flour
2 c white flour

Directions


1.  Mix the water and sugar in a large bowl.  Sprinkle the yeast on top.  Let sit for 10 minutes.

2.  Mix in the olive oil and salt.

3.  Mix in the wheat flour.

4.  Mix in the white flour a little at a time until the dough starts to “come together.”  Then turn it out onto a lightly floured surface.  Knead for 10 minutes adding the rest of the white flour as you do.



I can usually get some help in the kneading department

5.  Put in a lightly oiled bowl and allow to rise for 1 hour.

6.  Tip dough onto lightly floured surface and divide into two pieces.  Form into a tight ball and let rise for 45 minutes.

7.  Preheat oven to 425.  Roll dough out and place on a well oiled

cookie sheet (or pizza pan or whatever method you use).  Prebake in the oven (with no toppings) for 6 minutes.

8.  Top pizza however you desire and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.



Yes – I put more than pizza sauce on it; No- I didn’t take a picture. 

Shared on  The Homeacre Hop – http://summersacres.blogspot.com/2013/05/spring-growth-homeacre-hop-and-giveaway.html
Shared on  The Backyard Farming Connection – http://www.backyardfarmingconnection.com/2013/04/the-backyard-farming-connection-hop-30.html

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