September 26, 2013

Pizza Dough

JD and I are huge fans of making our own pizza. This goes all the way back to college when we first got apartments with kitchens. We used to buy dough from the price chopper and cooked it on a special pan with holes in the bottom so that it would crisp up nicely. I have fond memories of making dinner together in college, including the invention of taco salad, and the inevitable removable of diced tomatoes. Since then, we have graduated to making our own pizza dough. We have tried different recipes over the years, but this one we found on Food Network and used last night is a favorite.

3 1/2 to 4 cups of all purpose flour (bread flour is recommended if you have it).
1 envelope of dry yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons of kosher salt
1 1/2 cup of warm water
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons olive oil

How To:
Combine the flour, sugar, salt, and two tablespoons of olive oil in a large bowl. Add the yeast to the warm water and let it sit for a minute or two, then add to the mixture. Mix until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry add more water, a tablespoon at a time. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead into a ball. Grease the bowl with the remaining two teaspoons of olive oil and place the dough back in it. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a clean dish towel and let it sit for an hour or until the dough doubles in size. 

The recipe says that the dough will make two fourteen inch pizzas, but we ended up making three ten inch pizzas with the dough, the third having a very thick crust.

1 comment :

  1. i'm so lazy and i love trader joes pizza dough so ive never convinced myself to make my own dough from scratch


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