Pizza Dough (bread machine)

Pizza Crust (Bread Machine)
½ tsp. honey
1 to 1-1/3 cups warm water
2 tsp. instant yeast
2¾ to 3 cups flour
½ tsp. salt
1 Tb. olive oil

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl or bread machine until well kneaded, adjusting water and flour as necessary to make a soft dough. Let rise. Roll out onto pizza pans or cookie sheets.

Tiffany's Notes: Years ago I was looking for a good homemade pizza dough recipe.  I came across this one in a video about making pizza that I checked out from the library.  It is quite a simple dough and is very similar to many other pizza dough/bread stick dough recipes.  

You can mix this up by hand or make it in a large mixer with a dough hook.  I almost always make it in my bread maker (bread machine--either term works!).  I love my bread maker!  I had one that could handle a smaller batch like this.  Now I have a large Zojirushi Breadmaker and a bigger family so I make this basic dough--but a larger version of this recipe with 4 1/2 cups of flour.  

Becky posted her favorite recipe earlier for Pizza Dough.  It is a very similar recipe.  Her recipe has the larger amount of flour.

I've recently seen the idea for pizza bites floating around on Pinterest or in blogland.  There is a great one on Our Best Bites. The idea is to take pizza dough, pinch off a little piece, flatten it, add a cube of cheese and a pepperoni, wrap the dough around the fillings, add the filled dough ball to a pan (like a bundt pan), and then bake it.  When you eat it you dip the pizza bites into pizza sauce.  Sounds yummy!  

I did a simplified version--it's basically a stuffed pizza roll, a stuffed bread stick, a pizza pocket, or a calzone.  Call it what you want to!  I figured it was easier to make several large rolls than bunches of little ones.  :)  

I've made similar pizza pockets before but have always included sauce inside.  They are yummy but tend to get a little messy to make!  

These worked great!  
I love this basic recipe.  I use it all the time for pizza dough, bread sticks, French bread, and other stuffed breads like this one. 
I brushed these with an oil and sandwich sprinkle mixture.  (A Penzey's dressed up garlic and herb mix.)

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