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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Witchy Fast Pizza Dough


















My last post was buzzed to the #1 spot on The Top 9 at Foodbuzz this last Sunday thanks to all of you Dearies, elvin folk, vegan & vegetarian lovelies, and even trolls. I must admit though that I am now a bit nervous to post! I mean, how do I live up to Mango & Coconut cake ever again?

Luckily, I know that I am here to simply share my goodies with you all. And this next recipe is a winner all on its own due to simplicity, ease, and deliciousness. Yes, Witchy Fast Semolina Dough makes a beautiful pizza that is authentic and quick. You decide how thick or thin you want the crust-I suggest thin, so find a big round or square pan and smooth some olive oil over it!

Witchy Fast Dough

1 Pack of Yeast
1 Cup of Warm Water
2 Cups All Purpose Flour (King Arthur is excellent)
1/2 Cup of Semolina + some for smoothing sticky dough
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 1/4 Tsp. Salt
Dry Italian Herbs (Optional)

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water and let sit for 1 minute. Add to the dry ingredients-whirl your wand through for about 25 strokes. Knead for about 3 minutes adding a touch of flour if needed for sticky spots. Form into a round mass as pictured above. Cover with a kitchen towel & let sit for 10-15 min. Press into 2 large olive oil smeared pans for thin crust or one large pan for bulky crust. Sprinkle with a touch of semolina, and top with whatever you like! Bake at 420-25 degrees for 15-18 min.

See how nice?

39 comments:

  1. Looks yummy. I will be making pizza this weekend (my fav "fast" pizza dough comes from Wolfgang Puck, but yours is faster) :o)

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  2. Maravillosa!!! seguro que estaba buenisima porque el aspecto invita a hincarle el diente :) un beso

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  3. Beautiful pizza dough! I haven't made pizza dough in a long time. I'll have to write down your fast dough recipe! :)

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  4. Looks like a wonderful pizza. This evening, I made a pizza for the family using a pre-made bread dough...There was no comparison to how lovely yours looks, and no doubt tastes. Mine looked quite homely.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    btw, congrats on being #9 on Food Buzz.

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  5. lovely pizza, adding semolina to the dough is new to me..definitely will try the next time..

    congrats for on top 9 on foodbuzz

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  6. I'm in! Can't wait to give this a try.

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  7. I have never tried pizza dough with the semolina in it. Sounds good and I am ready!

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  8. Hey, Congrats on Foodbuzz!

    You have one cool and awesome blog girl...love it!

    Mighty fine looking pizza there too!

    xoxo

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  9. congrats on being number one on foodbuzz, oh wow can't beat homemade dough

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  10. Ooh that pizza looks wonderful. My kiddies and I luv pizza but the hubby, not so much. What do men know other than meat anyways? Haha. Thanx for the recipe. Oh and congrats on the mango coconut cake!

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  11. First time here!!!!

    U have a lovely space...

    Pizza looks delicious and very tempting !!!

    Nice clicks :-)

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  12. Congratulations on making top 9, that cake did look fabulous! This pizza looks great too!

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  13. The pizza looks really comforting!

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  14. Ooo - definitely your pizza should rank up there in the top 1 spot again! It is amazing and looks delicious - the pizza crust is just how I love it.

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  15. That does look witchy, Stella! And fast. And delicious. Haven't made my own pizza crust in years. Will now try yours!

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  16. Well done on the Foodbuzz list! Can't believe I missed that post, what an awesome cake. And I'm a thin crust fancier myself :)

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  17. This dough looks magical! I'm always up for trying a new pizza dough recipe. Congrats on the top 9!

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  18. Hi stella ,

    Thanks for ur visit dear

    Jeera means - cumin seeds

    ArunaManikandan

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  19. Nothing can beat a home made dough and I love King Arthur's flour too :-)This looks so perfect !

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  20. PIZZA! Count me in. I love it with pepperoni on it. Or artichokes. Or truffles. Just no anchovies, please...

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  21. Magical! I was looking for a pizza dough recipe the other day. Not only are you a skilled sorceress but you are a psychic too.

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  22. This is so quick. I must give it a try.

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  23. Oh wow! That pizza looks amazing. The dough sounds great too. I've never seen semolina in a dough recipe -- I'll have to give it a try. Congrats on your last post being #1!

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  24. I have needed a good pizza crust recipe. I've been using a roll recipe up till now and it turns out fine, but I'll bet this is better.

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  25. I'm starved and that looks amazing. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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  26. Congrats with Foodbuzz! The dough sounds marvelous! I've never used Semolina with it but will try it now! Your pizza looks fantastic, just wish I had a slice!

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  27. That is one perfect pizza, m'dear... irresistible recipe and execution!

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  28. I love semolina bread, what a great idea to use it in Pizza dough!! I will definitely have to try this one!!

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  29. Excellent pizza dough recipe with semolina! And the pizza looks awesome!

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  30. Great photo, looks delicious. Your recipe makes me think I could do it despite my aversion towards baking. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. Me likey delicious quick pizza. The kitchen witch has made this for me on several occasions and it never fails to hit the spot. It's a good combination of crunchiness (for thin crust lovers) and doughiness (for thick crust lovers). And it's quick! Oh, AND it makes the house smell great.

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  32. great pizza dough..love the pics!!

    congrats top 9--yaya

    sweetlife

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  33. Beautiful shot of the dough. Pizza night is the best especially when it's homemade.

    Lauren

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  34. Wow that pizza looks good! My current favorite pizza dough comes from the 5 minute book, just cause I like always having dough in the fridge. But this looks just as easy!

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  35. i AM GOING to make this a second time. First time turned out great, but because I add twice as =much toppings, etc., I had to kind of folder it over eat. I'm gonna add a little bit of oak flour next time to see if I can get a more substantial crust to hold all the toppings : pepperoni, red peppers, spinch, green peppers, onions, etc..

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  36. oh, congratulations on being NUMBER ONE!!! on Foodbuzz last weekend!!

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  37. I've seen too many semolina recipes recently. And your pizza dough was the final straw! So I went and got semolina and made bread :-). It makes a denser dough, with a chewy crumb and a crunchy crust - very nice! Now I am curious what it will be like in a pizza dough - will try your recipe next!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!!
    P.s. if you get a chance to take a look, here's my semolina bread link: http://cookingrookie.blogspot.com/2010/03/semolina-bread.html

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  38. Just perfect and that pizza looks just terrific!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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