Bread Maker Pizza Dough anyone? Now is the time to change your life forever and ever. You have not experienced homemade pizza heaven, well that is until you have bought a bread maker and made bread maker pizza dough!
When we have made our own pizza dough in the past it has always felt like such a drawn out process. You see you mix the ingredients, you then prove it, then you prove it some more and it becomes such a hard job. That you think to yourself you might as well just buy one!
In our case it was always the effort that we went to, in order to get the temperature, correct to prove the dough. It was just so much like hard work.
But would making pizza dough in the bread maker be a lot easier?
Well I casually asked Dominic to put some on for me. We could then have it for dinner with our favourite toppings on. I naturally wanted one loaded with cheese, chicken and plenty of tomatoes, as that is my thing when it comes to pizza. Plus, a stuffed crust just seemed perfect as an added bonus.
I figured if Dominic makes the bread maker pizza dough, then I am more than happy to load it up with tonnes of pizza toppings.
So, I left dominic in charge of making me his first ever bread maker pizza dough.
I came back in the kitchen and saw him melting butter on the hob. It was shell shocked because I had only been gone just over 20 minutes and couldn’t believe that he had not progressed past melting the butter stage.
How can someone that went to culinary school be at the point of melting the butter? And wasn’t the whole point of getting a bread maker, be the fact that you put everything in your bread maker basket and it makes you the bread maker pizza dough, without you even having to do that much???
So, I asked him and was shocked with what he said:
The bread maker pizza dough is ready, I have rolled it out for you onto your pizza tray and I am just making some caramel sauce for dessert for you!
Now I feel mean and like a nasty nagging wife!!!
It turns out that bread maker pizza dough is ready and perfect for rolling out after just over 20 minutes.
Shock horror that bread maker pizza dough can actually be made that quick!
I looked at the bread maker pizza dough and it looked amazing.
It was like that perfect pizza dough that you had spent 2 hours working on. The type you had needed to mix everything, knead it several times and impatiently wait while it did the whole proving process.
Never mind making bread in the bread maker, this has to the real genius for buying a bread maker. If I wasn’t hooked and totally head over heels in love with my bread maker machine before, then I am now!
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Bread Maker Pizza Dough
- Place 150ml of water into the bottom of your bread maker.
- Place all the other ingredients into the bread maker (apart from the yeast).
- Then sprinkle the yeast over the top of the ingredients.
- Place the lid on the bread maker and cook on the dough setting. It will then start the process and take approximately 23 minutes to cook including kneading the pizza dough for you.
- When it is done, and it has beeped, place the pizza dough onto a clean worktop. Sprinkle it with flour, flour a rolling pin (so that it doesn’t stick) and roll out your bread maker pizza dough. Roll it out enough to fit a pizza tray.
- Add your desired toppings and bake in the oven at 200c/400f for 30 minutes.
This made a large pizza and was enough to feed the 5 of us. You could make this for a night in watching the movies and then slice it up and share between you all. Plus we found we had enough leftover for a small sized garlic bread pizza for the next day. Above is the basic pizza dough recipe that we followed for making simple bread maker pizza dough. You can then add your choices of toppings and bake in the oven as usual.
Bread Maker Pizza Dough Costs
Whenever I think of homemade pizza dough the first thing I think about is how much I am saving. If you think about the costs of a pizza delivery, then they are huge. I remember we would often spend 25€ in Pizza Hut to include your favourite toppings, or when we lived in England and could order a takeaway we would spend 10€ just on a small pizza and some fries.
But from a homemade pizza dough in the bread maker point of view it works out as follows:
- Plain Flour = 0,09€
- Butter = 0,015€
- Sugar = 0,035€
- Milk Powder = 0,025€
- Salt = 0,0010
- Yeast = 0,035€
- Total Cost Per Bread Loaf = 0,20€/$0.23
- Total Cost Per Serving = 0,04€/$0.04
Wow now that is truly amazing. Then layer it up with your favourite frugal toppings and OMG you have the dream cheap meal for families.
But it gets even better. This portion was so big we had leftovers. We filled our pizza tray, made a pizza and then found we had enough dough left for a calzone pizza for the following day for lunch for 3 of us.
I am now a bread maker pizza dough convert and will not go back to the expensive pizza dough again!