The EASIEST Pizza/Bread Stick Dough E’veh!

This is an old recipe that is new again to me.  It’s from my friend Peggy, who is the ultimate example of a Homemaker, Wife, Mom, Homeschooler, and Humble Hostess of a large and busy family.  God used Peggy in many ways to help me beome a better wife, mom, and homemaker.  If you knew her, you’d immediately love her. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Peggy uses this dough recipe for Pizza Crust, and it makes a fast, delicious one.  It can also be used for Bread Sticks, Cinnamon Sticks, and the base for any type of dish that can be piled onto a crust.  I was cleaning out some recipes the other day and found it.  Now, it’s our new, old favorite at our house.  Hope it becomes a favorite of yours, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Peggy’s Pizza Dough

(Makes enough for one pizza)

1 pkg. active dry yeast (or if you buy in bulk, 2 1/4 tsp.)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups flour (Peggy recommended freshly ground whole wheat – but who am I kidding???  So if I have it, I throw in a little wheat germ to make myself feel more home-maker-y.)
1 cup hot water

2 TBS Olive Oil
Blend dry ingredients together.  Mix liquids together and add to dry.  Stir vigorously with a spoon.  If desired, knead dough for a few minutes to improve texture.  (Sprinkle with flour if too sticky and sprinkle with water if too dry.)  Cover and let rest for at least 5 minutes.  May leave longer.  (Umm…Mine looks a little like a brain…) Punch down, then roll out on greased pan.  Let rest again for a while.  Press out, then add topings and bake at 375-400 for 15-20 minutes.

For Garlic Bread Sticks (or Twists), I add 1 tsp of garlic powder to the dry mix (along with the sugar and salt.)  I slice in lengths, and sometimes shape in twists.  Top with a mixture of melted butter, onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary, Italian seasoning, parm. cheese, and whatever else  you can find in your cabinets.  Then bake as usual.

For Cinnamon Sticks, instead of adding 1 tsp. of sugar to the dough, add four and some cinnamon.  Place dough in pan, then cut lengthwise.  Coat with butter, then a cinnamon/sugar mix.  Bake as usual.  When cooled a bit, add a yummy icing to the top.

Apple Cinnamin Sticks: Sprinkle diced apples on top of the cinnamon stick ones before you coat in butter… yumm!  (Haven’t tried that yet – but plan to very soon!)

(I must confess: I found this recipe a week ago, and we’ve made it F.I.V.E. times!  Last night, my 11 year old Abigail made the cinnamon sticks ALL BY HER SELF!  I’m so proud of her!)

Thanks, Peggy!!!

This post is linked to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. I like that you can make these sweet and savory.

  2. gonna give this one a go! It looks yummy!

  3. Smelling Coffee says:

    Hey Anonymous friend~ I'm sure that little tsp of sugar left out won't change the pizza crust much at all. Hope it was delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. just tried this…..and forgot the sugar! hopefully we can salvage the pizza after it comes out of the oven in 15 min ๐Ÿ™‚ hoping it is still edible!

  5. Kim... and Her Coffee says:

    I Love this recipe. But my fave part? Your sweet girl made it all by herself. Oh, how sweet!!! Hugs to you today my Friend!

  6. Oh my does this sound good. I am going to forward this to my daughter who is always looking for something new. I don't dare try this as I see no where it works on the Jenny Craig program, haha…I got my tabs up but don't know how to link them to my previous posts?? Is there such a thing? I thought I would organize all of my posts into one of the tab categories I put up or most of them anyway…Anyway, have a good day and thanks for the recipe. HUGS

  7. Sounds yummy! I'll give it a try. When my family was all at home I used to make 14 loaves of bread, at a the time. I never bought it, now that I am alone I have to keep one loaf in the freezer so it doesn't go moldy before I use it up!! The seasons of life!

  8. Kim@Seasons of My Heart says:

    These look super yummy…and super easy.

    Thanks for sharing these my friend!!!

    Praying you have a day overflowing with JOY!

  9. Looks like a "must try" to me! yum.