The Great Pizza Dough Recipe

From September 18 – October 30, 2013 it’s all about pizza!

You won’t want to miss your chance to win pizza making lessons for you and 5 friends with Chef Mary Jane Feeke.  Chef will either come to your home or you can visit her shop for your private lessons.  Be the envy of your friends and enter today!

There are also 5 weekly draws for a personal pizza making kit to be won.

Simply visit The Great Pizza Dough Contest Page (officially open Wed Sept 18), fill in your info and submit.  You can even share the contest info with your friends for additional entries.

Pizza Dough Made Easy and Delicious

We think this is the easiest and most delicious pizza dough recipe we’ve tried yet and we hope you agree.  Give our dough a try (regular or gluten free recipes below) and tell us what you think.  Don’t forget to head on over to the contest page and enter for a chance to win some great prizes (starting Wed Sept 18)!

The Great Pizza Dough Story |

Eat Well…Jenn & Ellen

The Recipes:

Homemade Pizza Dough (regular & gluten free) & Quick Pizza Sauce

pizza dough & tomato sauce |

Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe


1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (125 mL)
1 1/2 – 2 cup all-purpose flour (375-500 mL)
2 Tbsp wheat germ (30mL)
1/4 tsp salt (1 mL)
1 package (7g) quick rising instant yeast (1 )
1 cup hot water (250 mL)
1 Tbsp canola oil (15 mL)


In a large bowl, mix whole-wheat flour, 1 cup all-purpose flour, wheat germ, salt and yeast. Stir in hot water and canola oil. Gradually stir in enough of remaining all-purpose flour to make a soft dough.

Knead on lightly-floured surface until smooth and elastic. Shape dough into ball. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes before rolling out.

Chef’s Tip:

The dough can be wrapped in plastic wrap and kept in the refrigerator for eight hours or in the freezer for one month.

Gluten free flours | Gluten Free Pizza Dough Recipe


2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour (500 mL)
1 tsp granulated sugar (5 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
2 tsp xanthan gum (10 mL)
2 tsp instant rise yeast (10 mL)
2 Tbsp canola oil (30 mL)
3/4 cups warm water (175 mL)


1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). In bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, xanthan gum and yeast. Add canola oil and water. Beat at medium speed, scraping the bowl when necessary, for about 4 – 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth and thick. Adjust with more flour or water as necessary. (The mixture should form a slightly sticky ball.)

2. Spray a 15 inch (38 cm) pizza pan with canola oil. Rub hands with canola oil. Pat and stretch the dough to fit the pan. Cover dough loosely with plastic wrap and let sit in a warm place for 20 minutes.

3. Bake for 10 minutes.

4. Add toppings and broil pizza 4 inches (10 cm) from the heat until cheese bubbles and crust is golden brown.

Quick Pizza Sauce Recipe


2 Tbsp canola oil (25 mL)
1 small onion, diced (1 )
3 cloves garlic, minced (3 )
3-4 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano or 2 Tbsp each of fresh oregano and basil (45-50 mL)
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (1 mL)
1 can (28 oz/796 mL) crushed tomatoes (1 can)
1/2-1 tsp sugar (optional – will reduce the acidity of tomatoes) (2-5 mL)


In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add canola oil. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, pepper and crushed tomatoes. Simmer sauce for 5-10 minutes.


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