I know…I know. It’s been 3 months. I’m a bad little blogger. But before you curse me out and never come back, hear me out. Right after Christmas, it was like life kicked into overdrive. I have about double the responsibility at work now, and Mike and I are house hunting (omfg right???). So to say it’s been busy is a pretty big understatement.
I just couldn’t see coming home after working my tail off all day and writing up posts. And for that, I am sorry. Believe me, I’d much rather be here blogging away about my delicious culinary adventures than kissing customer booty and being a paper pusher. But that’s the deal right now.
Regardless, I’m back. I have a lot lined up to share in the upcoming months, but right now, it’s all about this no-knead pizza dough that I found on Budget Bytes. It’s everything I love about pizza and made from scratch to boot. Who can beat that?
Anyways, the beauty of this recipe is that you take maybe 3 minutes to prep it the night before, and then you let the dough do its thing. Overnight, it transforms into this gorgeous puffy, sticky pizza dough. It’s magic. And you can top it with whatever you please. We had olives, onions and red bells on deck, so that’s what we went with. It was so delish. This is definitely one to try out and make your own! Just keep in mind that you need to prep the dough ahead of time. We’ll be enjoying it for a long time to come!
No Knead Pan Pizza
Makes 1 12″ pizza
2 cups of AP flour
1/8 tspn instant yeast
1 tspn salt
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4-1 cup of water
pizza sauce, cheese and toppings of your choosing!
Combine the dry ingredients into a stand mixer bowl and mix until combined (I used the dough hook here, easy peasy). Add the olive oil and some of the water while mixing and keeping drizzling in the water until the dough comes together and there no dry spots. It will be very sticky. Cover the bowl loosely and let sit at room temperature for a minimum of 12 hours. Ours sat for about 20 and it was perfect.
When the dough is ready to go, preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Get out your handy cast iron pan and drop about a tablespoon of olive oil into the center. Spread the oil around to cover the pan…Don’t skip this part! It will give you a gorgeous crust on your pizza! And don’t be afraid to use your hands for this, you actually want some oil on your hands to make spreading the dough easier. Get the dough out of the bowl and into the pan. Gently spread it towards the edges of the pan, it should pretty much cover the entire thing.
Spread your sauce onto the pizza, covering to the edges of the dough. Top with your chosen yummies, and then bake for 25-30 minutes. You want the crust to be completely cooked through, so we went closer to 30 here.
Slide it out of the pan, cut ‘er up and enjoy.