Homemade pizza is a family favorite. Pizza dough that is easy to make-ahead and keep ready to bake in the freezer makes life simple. It is great for pizza night or pizza parties with your friends. Here's a great recipe for crust that can be made in just a few minutes. It will make 6 9-inch thin crust pizzas. If you don't freeze it, it is great for baking right away. If you do freeze it, it is also great for baking right after taking it from the freezer! It will raise in the oven like the pre-made pizzas that are loaded with chemicals in the freezer section of the grocery store. Since you made the dough, and it's made with Texas Pure Milling Bread Flour, you know it is wholesome. It's so fun to make this recipe with your kids as well! This is a great way to learn kitchen math and science.
Gather your tools:
Electric mixer (with dough hook) or large mixing bowl
Measuring cups (liquid and standard cup)
Baking scale (optional)
6 1-gallon freezer bags
Mixing spoons if kneading by hand
Freezer Oven-rise pizza Dough
6 cups (30 oz) Texas Pure Milling Bread flour
2 1/4 cups (18 oz) water (cold)
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. Red Star Active Dry Yeast
1 Tbsp. salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Wash and sanitize hands, work surfaces and tools before you begin.
Combine all ingredients in a mixer and knead 1 minute on low speed, then increase speed to medium and knead 4-5 minutes. Let dough rest 5 minutes.
Lightly oil a bowl and place on the scale. Move the scale back to zero to weigh the dough. Divide dough into 7 ounce pieces (6 total). Form into balls. If you do not have a scale, divide the dough evenly into 6 balls.
Flour the dough balls generously with flour and transfer each ball to a gallon bag. Roll in a circle to the edges of the bag and zip closed. Transfer the dough (still in the bag) to a 10 inch plate in the freezer. Repeat until all the dough is rolled. Place all the bags in the freezer, laying flat on the plate in a stack. Allow to freeze solid.
Wash and sanitize all work surfaces that came in contact with dough and raw flour.
Be sure to label and date the bags. Dough is good up to 3 months if kept frozen.
Remove the frozen dough from the bag and place on a pizza pan or pizza stone and top with sauce and toppings of your choice.
Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes. Serve hot. Refrigerate leftovers immediately.