Should Have Done This Sooner

I have continued my carbohydrate craze this week and tried something new….pizza dough in my bread machine. And y’all…I should have done this sooner!

My mom got me this great book on bread machine bread. Its really comprehensive and has helped me make really successful bread. But that is all I have ever made.

Jellybean and I needed a project this week so we decided to make homemade pizza. I pulled out the book and used the machine to make one batch of regular crust and on batch of whole wheat crust. It was SOOO EASY. The machine does all the hard work and when it’s done you can cook it right away, store in the fridge for 24 hours or store in the freezer for 3 months.

As a working mom who handles most of the cooking I feel like this has opened up a whole new world for dinner options. My family gets home between 5 and 5:30 and everyone is hungry, especially the kids. I can’t take an hour to cook dinner or there will be meltdowns. It’s just how it is with our littles right now and I know it will change when they get older. But as it stand now, during the week I have to plan meals that can come together quickly.

So holy cow, I can make up dough the night before and put fresh rolls, homemade pizza or whatever else I can think of in the oven for a few minutes when I get home. This has kind of fired up my cooking mojo and maybe I can shake up our recipe rut a little this spring.

What is your favorite (and quick) thing to do with basic dough?

6 thoughts on “Should Have Done This Sooner

  1. My family does homemade pizza every Friday. Super simple recipe.
    1 cup warm water
    1 yeast packet, let sit for 5-10min
    Add 2tbsp of olive oil
    And 3 cups of flour.
    Knead the dough and let rise for an hour. Flatten into desired pizza shape. For a while we used a baking sheet so we had square pizza but finally upgraded to a pizza stone. 425°f. Put in in for 5min with just the dough then add sauce and cheese, another 7-10 minutes depending on how you like the crust (soft or crispy)

  2. I make a lot of bread; it is one of my favorite items to bake. Some one once commented on my copious bread production and asked if I had a bread machine. I said “yes, and it is 50 yrs old!”

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