Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Food Processor Pizza Dough

Making pizza dough at home is a lot of fun but you might think "making the dough will take forever and I can pick up the phone and order it so-o-o-o much more quickly." While that may be true, I'd encourage you to try this sometime especially since I discovered a method to make dough in the food processor. It literally takes minutes to make. You then place the dough in a bowl to rise, walk away and come back when you are ready to bake. You could also make the dough in the morning and refrigerate it during the day. The dough is great for pocket sandwiches, calzones, pepperoni rolls, stromboli . . .(I am making myself hungry☺)


1 T. active dry yeast
2 T. honey
1 cup warm water
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
2 T. olive oil


Dissolve the yeast and honey in the warm water and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with the dough blade, combine the flour and salt and process with 3 or 4 pulses. With the motor running on the dough speed, slowly add the yeast mixture and olive oil. Continue processing until the dough forms a ball and cleans the sides of the bowl, about 1 minute, then process for 1 minute more. Grease a large bowl and place the dough in the bowl. Cover and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1⁄2 hours. Follow directions for recipe you want to use.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma and Barefoot Contessa

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bet this makes a mighty good pizza!!!