Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza Dough Recipe.

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This one is pretty simple although it involves yeast. So, if you don't have any in your cupboard - you will have to make a run to the store.  

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 to 4 cups of flour, plus more for rolling.  Using bread flour will give you a crispier crust, you can substitute with all-purpose flour, which will give you a chewier crust.  I used both. 
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 envelope of instant dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of water, 110 degrees F
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

Directions

Combine the bread; flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.  While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball.  If the dough is still sticky, add additional flour (1 tablespoon at a time), until the dough comes together.  If the dough is too dry, add additional water (1 tablespoon at a time).  Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.  Lightly grease a large bowl with olive oil, add the dough, and cover it with a towel.  Put it in a warm area to let it double in size (about 1 hour).  Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces.  Cover them each with a towel once again and let them rest for 10 minutes. 

I ended up freezing the other half of the dough.  We used ours to make calzones.