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My version of an Easy Weeknight Pizza

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Grant Y

My version of an Easy Weeknight Pizza

Hey all,

I just wanted to share my version of an easy weeknight pizza recipe. From start to finish this pizza is ready to eat in 2 hours. This does not require sourdough starter or a long fermentation (even though I love both of those things and believe they make a better tasting pizza). It's just a simple yeasted pizza base that can be ready in a couple of hours. Perfect for making at 5:30 for a 7:30 dinner. From start to finish this pizza is ready to eat in 2 hours.

This recipe yields two 12-inch pizza bases:

Bread Flour.............2.5 cups

Warm Water.....1 cup

Instant Yeast...........1 tsp

Kosher Salt.............1 tsp

Sugar.......................1 tsp

Olive Oil...................1 tsp

 

My method is shown in the video below. Honestly, the method could be tweaked a million different ways to create a more developed and complex flavor (i.e. moving dough to the fridge after bulk fermentation to enjoy the following evening), but for just 2 hours of total time required, I call this a success! I hope you enjoy.