Can A Bread Machine Make Pizza Dough?

When people think of bread machines, the first thing that pops into their heads is a machine that will make dough. But can a bread machine make pizza dough?

A bread machine can make pizza dough, and the results are surprisingly good. There is a lot of debate as to what makes for an authentic New York-style or Chicago deep-dish style crust.

But with a bread machine, you can try different recipes until you find one that tastes just right!

In the recipe below, we’ve included directions to do a quick rise with instant yeast.

You can also substitute active dry yeast and let it work for about 25 minutes (indoors or out) before adding the flour mixture to give it time to activate.

The dough is then shaped into balls and refrigerated overnight—it needs to rest for the gluten strands to relax before you can knead it.

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Recipe: Bread Machine Pizza Dough—makes one 12-inch pizza crust or two nine-inch pizzas

Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon of salt (increase if using kosher salt)
  • A quarter teaspoon instant yeast* (or active dry yeast)
  • One cup of lukewarm water (plus up to an additional ¼ cup)
  • Two cups bread flour, plus more for kneading and rolling the dough out
Instant yeast can be substituted with active dry yeast that has been prepared at least 45 minutes in advance. Instructions are available on the package insert.

Instructions:

In the bread machine pan (or large bowl), measure two cups of flour and put in a tablespoon or so of salt.

Add ¼ cup water, one teaspoon yeast (active dry) if using active dry yeast, and mix until it forms a “crumbly” dough ball.

If adding ½ cup water, add ½ teaspoon yeast. If adding ¾ cup of water, up the salt to a tablespoon and use one-half teaspoon instant (or active dry) yeast.

Switch bread machine settings to dough cycle or let knead by hand for about ten minutes.

Add more flour if needed until dough is no longer sticky.

Transfer a ball of dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow dough to rise in the refrigerator overnight, or at least until it doubles in size.

To make pizza: Divide the ball into two sections (or more if desired).

Flatten each section of dough on a parchment-lined sheet pan, then top as you like!

Bake at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes.

For a thicker crust: Divide dough into four sections and bake for 35-40 minutes!

Can I Freeze Bread Machine Dough?

Yes. You can freeze bread machine dough for up to six months. The key is to ensure that you securely place the dough in a tight plastic wrap or foil.

How Do You Store Pizza Dough from A Bread Machine?

In a bread machine, the dough is mixed and kneaded. However, once it has been made you need to know how to store it properly so that it doesn’t go bad.

  • If you have made a lot of dough, it might be best to make batches in advance for use throughout the week.

Batch size will depend on your family’s needs but typically makes about two pounds of pizza dough per batch.

The dough will store well in the refrigerator for up to three days. The dough should be tightly wrapped and sealed with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then stored in an airtight container.

Freezer bags may also be used if you wish to freeze your dough (up to six months).

  • Keep any leftover dough from one batch separate from the dough from another batch.

-Pizza dough can also be stored in the freezer for up to six months. It should be tightly wrapped and sealed with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

It is then placed inside a resealable bag or container (this will prevent it from sticking together).

When ready to use, boil water on your stovetop.

Place the frozen pizza dough into boiling water for a few minutes, then remove it and place it on your baking sheets.

This will ensure that it has the same texture as if you were to bake it from scratch.

If you have made the dough in advance, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using it. This gets it to room temperature when forming into pizza crusts or buns.

Can I Use Bread Dough for Pizza?

Pizza is a popular food that has been around for centuries and can be made from many different types of dough.

Bread dough can be used for pizza. Bread dough is a great alternative to making pizza crusts. Plus, you can add your favorite toppings and flavors to the bread dough before baking it in the oven.

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Bread has a lot of moisture in the dough, which makes for a good pizza crust.

The yeast multiplies and ferments to make gases that cause bread to rise (i.e., create bubbles).

Bread’s crust can also be chewy if you roll out the dough with some sugar mixed into it before rolling it up into a ball.

A lot of sugar will make bread dough chewy, but too much can cause the crust to be tough.

It is important to knead your dough for at least five minutes so that everything becomes mixed together well.

It’ll ensure the yeast has been given enough time to react with other ingredients before you put it in the oven.

You can make a pizza with bread dough if you roll out the dough into three or four circles – about an inch larger than your desired size for each slice of pizza to prevent it from shrinking when cooking, and then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown.

Keep in mind that adding too much water will result in a soggy crust.

Conclusion

If you haven’t tried making pizza dough with a bread machine, it’s time to give it a go.

The key is ensuring that the dough gets mixed thoroughly and rises properly for it to come out light and fluffy.

There are many ways of using your bread machine’s dough including baking individual pizzas or even turning them into focaccia sandwiches.

We hope this post has given you some new ideas on how to use your bread machine…now let us know what other creative things we can do!

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