Cornmeal pizza dough makes homemade pizza crust that’s ready for toppings in 30 minutes, helping you create perfect pizzeria-style pizzas at home!
I learned early on that the easiest way to get dinner on the table was to invite the kids into the kitchen with me to help make the meal. Granted, inviting 8 extra hands to help with dinner preparations is not the most efficient use of time, nor are those hands necessarily the most adept at keeping a tidy work space. In fact, those extra hands are highly adept at creating messes. I go into it knowing that asking my boys to help make dinner will result in a colossal mess, and require about twice as much time to get anything in the oven. But that’s okay because they’re learning.
They’re learning how yeast behaves when stimulated with warm water. They notice the increase in yeastie activity upon adding a little honey to the mix.
They understand what happens when dough has too much flour added or not enough liquid, or is mixed too much or too little.
Perhaps most importantly, the Sons are learning what it means to come together as a family and work as a team in the creation of a meal. They’re learning that while necessary, cooking is also a time to commune with others–if only we’re willing make that time a priority–all of which is worth a little extra mess.
Recipes like this 30 Minute Cornmeal Pizza Dough make it easy to have my boys help prepare a meal, and still have us eating in a reasonable amount of time.
The use of instant yeast, along with a fair amount of cornmeal in the dough, produces the most wonderfully crisp and chewy pizza crust in a short period of time.
My favorite part of pizza night is that everyone can create their own pizza to their liking, so that I shouldn’t hear any complaints about dinner when it comes time to sit down to eat.
30 Minute Cornmeal Pizza Dough is also very versatile!
Not only does the recipe make fantastic pizza, but the dough can topped simply with olive oil, salt, and herbs, as flatbread or focaccia bread, or stuffed with various meats and vegetables for calzones or stromboli. Better yet, 30 Minute Cornmeal Pizza Dough freezes beautifully so it’s easy to stockpile extra dough in the freezer for when inspiration (or desperation) strikes.
In fact, I often keep extra pizza sauce, shredded cheeses, and other toppings in the same area of the freezer, so I’m always ready for an instant pizza party.
You should too–trust me!
If you love pizza as much as I do, then you’ll be happy to know that it’s Pizza Week! The Theme Weavers are back sharing all things PIZZA! Several of my friends are sharing their favorite pizza doughs, as well as a passel of fun and exciting pizza recipes.
Carrie from Bakeaholic Mama – My Favorite Pizza Crust
Kat from Tenaciously Yours – Zorbaz Taco Pizza
Me – 30 Minute Cornmeal Pizza Crust
Mads from La Petite Pancake – Tangy BBQ Chicken Pizza
Megan from Wanna Be a Country Cleaver – Proscuitto and Pear Pizza
Beka from Kvetchin Kitchen – Clam and Bacon Pizza
Monica from Grommom – Gluten Free Roasted Veggie Pizza
Lauren from Climbing Grier Mountain – Caramelized Onion, Sausage, and Barbecue Pizza with Ranch Dressing
Kirsten from Comfortably Domestic – Greek Pizza
Jeanne from Inside Nanabread’s Head – Pepporoni Rolls Made 2 Ways including a GOR-GEE-OUS braided stromboli!
Now that you know how to make cornmeal pizza dough, check out my recipe for Greek pizza. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it!