I got this recipe from a website that I cannot remember, but I tweaked a little bit and adapted it to be made with the KitchenAid Mixer.
It is sooooooo amazing, it tastes just like Pan Pizza at Pizza Hut. Crispy and yummy!
– 1 and 1/3 cup warm water at around 105 F
– 1/4 cup non-fat dry milk
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 4 cups bread flour (might be less)
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 1 package of rapid Rise dry yeast (7g)
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for dough)
– vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the pan (be generous with the oil, I know it seems too much, but this will make the crust really crispy, real Pan Pizza at pizza hut has about 3oz of oil on each pan.
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Lets start pouring the warm water in the KitchenAid Mixer bowl and adding dry milk and give it a quick mix, then add dry yeast and sugar and another quick mix. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, you yeast mixture should be very bubbly and thick on the top.
With the hook attachment on, start your mixer on speed 2 giving a quick stir. Now its time to add vegetable oil into the mix and let your mixer keep doing its job.
Lets start adding bread flour, 3 cups only (we don’t want to put too much flour in the dough, making it too dry) and salt, then let your mixer do the work until all combined, then turn it off and get a little piece of the dough and hold it between your index finger and thumb, if it is too sticky, add another 1/2 cup of flour until all combined, then do the same thing, get a little piece of dough and if it is still sticky, add a little bit more of flour, repeat this process just until your dough doesn’t feel so sticky, then turn off your mixer.
Sprinkle a little flour over a clean surface and place the dough there, cut it into 2 equal pieces. I used two 12 inches round cake pan and the size worked perfectly.
Pour enough oil on the bottom of the pan and reserve.
Get one piece of dough and start digging your fingers on the dough to stretch it out, keeping the round shape as much as you can, once it gets to a size that fits in your pan, you can put the dough there and keep running your fingers on the dough making the oil go over the dough and spreading it to cover the bottom of the pan. Do the same thing with the other piece.
Cover the pan with a plate or a plastic film with a kitchen towel over it, and let it rise for about 2 hours in a warm place. You can turn on your oven just until warm enough and then turn it off, and place the pans inside, this usually works for me and speeds the process.
Once your dough looks triple the original size, its time to add your toppings and bake it. Just be careful when taking the plate off, so it doesn’t fall over the dough, if that happens the dough will deflate and you will need to let it rise again.
Also, when you put sauce over the dough, be gentle, use a spoon to spread it very lightly, because anything heavy there, will cause the dough to deflate.
Preheat your oven to 475F.
Bake the pizzas for about 10 minutes, or until they are golden brown on the bottom.
It is not necessary to pre bake the pizza dough before adding your toppings. This is a super delicious pizza.
I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did 🙂
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