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One Pound Pizza Dough Abm (Or 1 1/2 Pounds)

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“This is based on a recipe from BH&G's Bread Machine Bounty. It's delicious and simple and makes a one pound (or 1 1/2 pounds in parens) pizza dough. Cook time does not include bread machine dough cycle. You may optionally freeze the dough, or half the dough, for later use. To freeze: wrap in plastic wrap and transfer to a freezer bag; seal, label, and freeze for up to 3 months; to thaw, let dough stand at room temperature about 2 1/2 hours or till thawed; you may also thaw overnight in the refrigerator. UPDATE: after reading the first reviewer's comments about the cooking method, I have to confess that while I use this recipe for the dough itself, I've never followed these cooking instructions, nor have I tried to freeze the dough; I've included those instructions because they came with the recipe and I wanted to be thorough in adding this recipe to Zaar. I'm intrigued enough to want to try both cooking methods and freezing the dough and will report back! :)”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
1 pizzas
UNITS:
Metric

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add the first 5 ingredients to bread machine in the order recommended by its manufacturer. Select dough setting.
  2. When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine; if making the 1 1/2 pounder, divide it in half.
  3. TO MAKE A THIN PIZZA:
  4. Grease a 12-inch pan or large baking sheet. Optionally sprinkle with cornmeal.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough (for a 1 pounder) or each dough half (for the 1 1/2 pounder) into a 13-inch circle. Transfer to pan or baking sheet. Do not let dough rise.
  6. Bake in a 425°F oven about 12 minutes or till browned.
  7. Top with pizza sauce and toppings of your choice.
  8. Bake 10 to 15 minutes more or till bubbly.
  9. TO MAKE A PAN PIZZA:
  10. Grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan (or 2 pans if your making both halves of the 1 1/2 pounder); optionally sprinkle with cornmeal.
  11. Roll out the 1 pound dough or each half of the 1 1/2 pounder to fit the bottom of the pan(s), and to reach halfway up the sides of prepared pan(s).
  12. Cover and let rise in a warm place till nearly double (30 to 45 minutes).
  13. Bake in a 375°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or till lightly browned.
  14. Top with pizza sauce and toppings of your choice.
  15. Bake 15 to 20 minutes more or till bubbly.

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