Wednesday, February 10, 2010

15-minute pizza dough and pizza dough seasoning

We LOVE pizza at our house. We especially love BBQ chicken pizza. I found this recipe for pizza dough and pizza dough seasoning at Little Birdie Secrets. This makes the best pizza dough. MMMM!!

I couldn't get a very good picture of the pizza crust. I LOVE to cook my pizza in my spring-form pans, so there really isn't a crust around the edges. When I made my BBQ chicken pizza this time, I used half provolone and half mozzarella cheese. I also cooked my chicken in my cast iron skillet(grilled would be super yummy) and chopped the chicken instead of shredding it. So yummy!!

Pizza Dough Seasoning

8 Tablespoons of cheddar cheese powder (you can use either white or yellow)
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1 heaping Tablespoon of Italian seasoning

Mix it all together in a bowl and then store in a small jar or zip-top bag. Just add a Tablespoon or so to your pizza dough recipe for an extra tasty crust.

2 1/2 c. flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup hot water (120-130°, use a candy thermometer for accuracy if you're not sure)
1 Tbsp. Rapid Rise or Bread Machine yeast
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Preheat oven to 500°. Mix dry ingredients together. Add hot water and olive oil. Mix for five minutes (I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook, but you could do this by hand, too). Let rest 10 minutes. Press dough on pizza pan, pizza stone, or jelly-roll pan. Bake at 500° for 3 minutes. Take out of the oven and cover with toppings. Return to the oven and bake 8-10 minutes more. Makes one large pizza (16-18 inches).
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  1. Where do you find the cheese powder?

  2. I found small bottles by the spices. Next time I am going to look by the boxed mac and cheese and see if they have some there.

  3. I wonder if you can use mac and cheese powder. I think I have 10 years worth of the stuff downstairs.
    Can I tell you your recipes are the go to favorites in our family? We make your enchilada sauce every couple weeks and your beans weekly. We also love that BBQ chicken pizza. I add some purple onion and some avocado and AHHHH heaven!

  4. Kira,
    I bet the mac and cheese powder would work. Looks like the same stuff to me.
    I'm glad you enjoy the recipes here. My family LOVES the beans and enchilada sauce. My sister told me that last time she made the BBQ chicken pizza she added chopped up bacon and onions. I totally forgot to try it. The avocado sounds wonderful too! I guess this will have to be on my menu again soon!!

  5. I made it with mac and cheese powder pac last night and it was great. Each pack is 4 Tbsp. so it works good. You really need to try the avo, yum! I will totally have to post this and link to you...again :)

  6. I use my mac and cheese powder to add to my broccoli soup !

  7. Realize I'm just commenting and it's been a long time since the original post, but I find our cheese powder by the popcorn. :) Hopefully it helps someone!


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