Fail-Proof Pizza Dough & Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

A delicious snack, appetizer, and great for parties! Impress your family and friends with this homemade pizza dough packed with flavor.

Photo by Lauren B.
Adapted from laurenslatest.com

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Adapted from laurenslatest.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup warm water

  • 2 1/4

    teaspoons active dry yeast

  • 1

    tablespoon honey or sugar

  • 2

    teaspoons salt

  • 2

    tablespoons olive or canola oil

  • 3

    cups bread flour (give or take 1/2 cup...depending on the heat & humidity) for the cheesy garlic bread sticks

  • 1/2

    recipe Fail Proof Pizza Dough from above

  • 2

    tablespoons softened salted butter

  • 2

    cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1/4

    cup grated parmesan cheese {use the real stuff!}

  • 1/4

    pound grated mozzarella cheese

  • {salt & pepper, if desired}

Directions

PIZZA DOUGH: In a large mixing bowl, preferably that of a stand mixer, stir yeast and honey into warm water. Sit for 5 to 10 minutes or until bubbles form and mixture starts to foam. This tells you that the yeast is alive and kicking. Pour in salt, oil and half the flour and mix. Once that flour is incorporated, start adding flour in bit by bit until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want: slightly tacky, but when you touch it it doesn't stick to your hands. Once you reach this stage, knead for 6 minutes. Turn a timer on and walk away! Resist the temptation to stop earlier than 6 minutes! That seems to be the magical number. The dough should be smooth and easy to work with. And the bowl should be clean! Lightly grease the bowl and the dough so it doesn't dry out, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise 1 to 2 hours. That's it! Use as desired. CHEESY GARLIC BREAD STICKS: Preheat oven to 500°F with pizza stone inside. (If you don't have a pizza stone, use an upside down cookie sheet.) Mix butter and garlic in a small bowl and set aside. Roll pizza dough out into a 12-inch circle on parchment paper. This makes it easier to transfer to the pizza stone. Transfer to stone. Spread the butter and garlic mixture over dough and top with Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. Top with a light sprinkling of salt and pepper, if desired. That step is totally optional! Bake 9 to 10 minutes, until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly and gets some color. Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes. Cut into breadsticks and serve with marinara.

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