Last night my family was in the mood for pizza. Of course, this means making it at home as my son has a severe dairy allergy. But with this pizza dough recipe it couldn’t be simpler or faster. Unlike traditional pizza dough recipes this dough has no rise time. You just mix the ingredients, let the dough rest for about five minutes and you’re ready to roll. This time saving homemade pizza dough is a real life saver when you’re trying to pull together a fast dinner for six.
The best part about making your own pizza at home is that the kids love to roll and stretch out the dough, and top with their favorite ingredients. The dough can be rolled super thin or stretched to be slightly thicker. Make one large pizza or divide the dough into six smaller balls ready to be rolled out by your family. I put out small bowls of jarred tomato sauce, sliced tomatoes, turkey pepperoni, black olives, mushrooms, red pepper, green pepper, broccoli and dairy free soy cheese. (Note: Be extra careful about the “soy cheese you use; a lot of brands contain caesin, a derivitive of milk. I like to use the brand Follow Your Heart: Vegan Alternative). Whether you have some or all of these ingredients, your pizza will be healthier than any version you would have had from a pizza place.
After rolling out your dough, place the rounds on parchment lined baking sheets and top away. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned and soy cheese is melted. Let it rest a few minutes before cutting and serve with a green salad.
Start to finish this entire pizza dinner will be done in 30 minutes (that includes the kids’ topping their own pizzas). I don’t even think Dominos can top that one…
FAST ALLERGEN FREE PIZZA DOUGH
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 1 c. warm water (about 110 degrees)
- 1 ½ tsp. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 T. vegetable oil
- 2 ½ c. unbleached all purpose flour