Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Bread Machine II, can't live without it, okay won't live without it!
Yesterday I was touting the worthiness of this bread machine. Today I want to fill you in on another use that I have for my Oster 5838 ExpressBake Breadmaker. I use it to make pizza dough.
No kneading from me and after 1-1/2 hrs I have a great ball of Whole Wheat pizza dough, enough for 2 - 10X15 pans of pizza!
We have 4 people in the family so we split the dough into 2 balls and make 2 large pizzas and then divide those 2 pizzas in half. Everyone can have whatever they want on their pizza. Works out great for us on a busy weeknight!
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough (The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook)
1-1/3 cups water
1/4 cup olive oil
2-1/2 cups unbleached AP Flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/2 tsp salt
2-1/2 tsp bread machine yeast
Place all of the ingredients in the pan according to the manufacturers directions. Using the dough cycle press start.
Once the cycle is finished divide the ball in half and allow to rise, covered by a damp cloth for about 30 minutes.
Make sure dough is pulling cleanly away from side and bottom. If not add more flour a teaspoon at a time.
If the dough ball is making a knocking sound it may be too dry and you will need to add more water. A dribble at a time.
This dough is so nice and easy to work with. I make it early in the day and after the rise on the counter I place it in a ziploc bag in the fridge. Pull it out about 30 minuted before you are ready to use it.