Saturday, December 5, 2009

Homemade Pizza Hut Pizza

Ross LOVES Pizza Hut! In our kid-less days we enjoyed going out every Friday night for dinner. If Ross had his way we would have eaten Pizza Hut every week! In attempt to make a much cheaper homemade version, I came across this recipe. It is not exactly like Pizza Hut, but it comes pretty close! ENJOY!


1 1/3 cup Warm water (105F)
1/4 cup Non-fat dry milk
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 cups Flour
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 pkg. Dry yeast
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil (for dough)
9 ounces Vegetable oil (3 oz. per pan)
Butter flavored Pam

Put yeast, sugar, salt, and dry milk in a large bowl. Add water and stir to mix well. Allow to sit for two minutes. Add oil and stir again. Add flour and stir until dough forms and flour is absorbed. Turn out on to a flat surface and knead for about 10 minutes. (I do all of this in my KitchenAid) Divide dough into three balls. In three 9" cake pans, put 3 Oz. of oil in each making sure it is spread evenly. Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball to about a 9" circle. Place in cake pans. Spray the outer edge of dough with Pam. Cover with a plate. Place in warm area and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Preheat oven to 475F .  Spoon  sauce on dough and spread to within 1" of edge.  Distribute shredded mozzarella cheese on sauce. Place toppings of your choice. Top with a little more mozzarella cheese. Cook until cheese is bubbling and outer crust is brown.

For us, three pizza is one too many so I take the third pizza and spread it with garlic butter and smother it in cheese- deep pan cheese bread-amazing!


Betsy said...

Oh my goodness, heaven. I will be making it immediately.

Sally said...

I made this tonight and it was amazing! I think I converted ounces to cups wrong when I measured the oil (we had ALOT) but that is easily fixed the next time we make this.

Janet Mae said...

I cant wait to make this!

The Byrds said...

Hey Jana! I have been "following" your food blog since the ladies from book club mentioned your zucchini bread recipe and you mentioned our "friend"'s recipe for blueberry cobbler cake. Anyway... our family tried your pizza dough recipe last night and it was the BEST we've ever had (and we've tried many). Thanks for the great recipe. Hope you are staying warm and have a great Christmas!

Twinlinebackers said...

I'm Sally's friend.
Any luck making the dough ahead? We always pizza on Sundays and I would love to have the dough ready for toppings when we get home from church

Jana said...

Sorry I didn't get an email about your comment... anyway I think making it early would work. I would put the prepared pans into the fridge as soon as you roll them out and then when you get home let them rise and warm up for a good 40 mins. Good Luck!