Friday, October 4, 2013

Pizza In Under An Hour Recipe

This is my "go to" for quick pizza. And all for under an hour; you really don't lose much on taste. This recipe is very versatile, whether you use homemade organic sprouted flour or just the regular store bought stuff; this recipe should work magic in your kitchen. I usually use the crazy homemade stuff, raw honey, pink salt, etc. So if you're into that, go for it! :)

Makes 1 Pizza


1.8 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup warm water
3 cups flour
4 tablespoons Italian seasonings mix (I use store bought, pre-mixed)
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil, and some extra for brushing
Sauce, Cheese, and Toppings of Your Choice


In a small bowl, dissolve the honey in 1/4 cup of the warm water. Whisk it, to dissolve the honey evenly.
In a separate larger mixing bowl; combine the flour, yeast, italian seasonings mix, and salt. Whisk to distribute the ingredients evenly.
Add the oil, remaining water, and honey water to the flour mixture; stir to combine.
Stir until dough has even consistency, takes form of a ball, and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
Use extra teaspoons of warm water a little at a time, if needed.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured, clean surface.
Knead by hand until dough is smooth and firm (should take only a few minutes).
Cover with a clean, damp cloth; let rise for 30 minutes.
I have let it rise up to 40-50 minutes, on accident; and it still came out fine (in case, you are forgetful like me). When it's ready the dough should pull like elastic.
Lightly flour the dough ball, and the surface.
Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out into a circle.
Use your fingers to press on both sides of the edges to make the crust.
Brush crust with a little olive oil or you can use butter. I also like to sprinkle on some grated parmesan cheese when I have it handy.
Use a scraper if necessary to place the crust onto the pizza pan.
Cover with your choice sauce, cheese, and toppings.
Bake at 500 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until the crust is nicely browned.