We decided to try the pizza sauce that Jacqueline posted last week and needed pizza crust! We bought a bread machine a few years back and while we normally use it for bread we decided to try a recipe (from the Joy of Cooking with a few adjustments based on what was in our cupboards) for bread machine pizza crust. It was really easy and given that it is basically flour, yeast and a bit of oil it is definitely cost effective compared to the closest ready made alternative.
What you need:
- 2 1/2 cups of flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of yeast
- 2 tablespoon oil (olive oil is usually suggested but we only had veggie oil and it worked fine)
- 1 cup of water
Follow the pizza dough instructions on our bread machine. Let the dough sit for a around 30 minutes and then roll it out. (We spread it out onto a cookie tray and made a rectangle sized pizza.)
- Yummy pizza sauce
- Whatever toppings you want!
Preheat the oven to 375 and spread the sauce, cheese and toppings onto the crust. Cook it for around 15 minutes and enjoy!
Here it is, before and after it was cooked in the oven.
This time around we decided to go for a basic margarita type pizza along with fresh rosemary, next time we'll try with some more toppings!