Pizza dough in a bread machine
Hello all. As of late, I have had little free time to make pizza dough using a mixer and such. I have found some pizza dough recipes for my bread machine online. My question is, if I find a recipe for pizza dough that is NOT bread machine specific, can I simply take the recipe, add the ingredients to my machine, and come out with the same results I would have if I made it by hand? Or, since I am using a bread machine, will the results be different? Also, any good pizza dough recipes for my bread machine? I'm looking to make a thinner crust, sort of neapolitan style. Also, I would make a pizza that is enough to serve only 2 people, so possibly a recipe that I can divide up (i.e. 4 8-inch crusts, 2 12-inch, whatever). Any suggestions are greatly appreciated :)
I can't answer your first two questions, but I do have a recipe for you. I've tweaked the recipe that came with my bread machine. It makes a 12" thin, but chewy (think NY-style) crust that serves two---generously. This is the order I add the ingredients in my brand of bread machine, yours may vary:
5 oz. water
3/8 tsp. salt
1-1/2 tsp. honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup unbleached bread flour
2 TBSP. wheat germ
1-1/8 tsp. yeast (about 1/2 of an average packet)
Hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
Just last weekend I made this pizza dough in my bread machine, without modifications:
I had never used semolina flour in pizza dough before (or anything, for that matter), and I have no idea if it's even authentic, but it did yield a nice, thin crispy crust. The recipe yield is eight 6"-8" pizzas, but i made mine into 4 larger ones, each of which fed two people.