Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pizza Dough Recipe

I was asked by a couple of readers to post my recipe for our home made pizzas. This dough is not mine originally, but I don't remember where I got it.

  • 1 packet yeast

  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 cup lukewarm water

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 cups unbleached white flour

1. Place yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm water and sugar in a bowl. Stir to dissolve yeast. Add 1 cup lukewarm water, the olive oil, salt, and 3 1/2 cups flour a little at a time until easy to handle.

2. Knead dough in bowl about 10 minutes or until smooth, elastic and easy to handle. Shape into a ball.

3. Spread a little olive oil on bottom and sides of bowl. Add the ball then turn over oiled side up. Cover and set in warm spot for one hour. Lightly sprinkle 2 12inch pizza pans with cornmeal and set aside.

4. Punch down dough, cut in half and form each half into a ball. On floured board pat or roll out each ball of dough into a circle. Place circle over knuckles and gently stretch to just about the size of pan.

5. Place the rounds in pans and flatten center with your hands leaving a raised edge around the rim.

6. Add toppings of choice then place in 500 degree oven and bake 10-15 minutes.


Blossom said...

Thanks :)

The Zoo Keeper said...

I'll have to try this! Has Zach eaten it? If it's Zach tested, I'm good. :<) You understand that one!