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Homemade pizza can be put together from scratch, but sometimes that takes too long. If you have small children or have had a busy day, you may prefer the convenience of Bisquick pizza dough, or other doughs that can be made using a mix. This is especially true if little cooks want to "help" around the kitchen. Fortunately, this is a quick, easy recipe that everyone can help with.
There are lots of different variations on the Bisquick dough recipe, but this one calls for additional flour, yeast, and olive oil. They act as flavoring agents, give the dough a little more spring, and prevent it from being too biscuit-like. Plus, this recipe is highly adjustable, with ingredient listings being very approximate - adjust according to what you have in the house and your preferences.
1 cup biscuit mix
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 hearty pinch yeast or about ⅓ of a package
extra virgin olive oil
In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix with yeast. Add warm water to reach to consistency of cake batter.
Then, add whole wheat flour to form a firm, elastic dough.
Oil a fourteen inch round pizza pan with olive oil and stretch crust into shape.
Build edges to prevent sauce overflow.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Top pizza as desired and bake twenty minutes, or until crust is crisp and cheese has melted
(Makes 1 twelve inch pizza crusts)