Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pizza Dough

Back away from the phone. You don’t need delivery tonight. You can make homemade pizza, it’s easier than you might think.

Simple Pizza Dough
Printable Recipe

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing the bowl
1 1/3 cups warm (about 110˚) water
2 ¼ teaspoons (1 envelope) active dry yeast
½ teaspoon sugar
3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon kosher salt

Oil a large bowl. Combine the water, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl and stir to dissolve. Whisk together the flour and salt in another large bowl. Add the yeast mixture and oil and mix until a rough dough forms. Transfer to a work surface and knead for 8 to 10 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Form into a ball, place into the oiled bowl, and turn to coat with the oil. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rise for about 1 ½ hours, or until doubled in volume.

Enough for 2 12-inch crusts. This dough is also great for making calzones and breadsticks.


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