Basic Pizza Dough
Pizza Dough Basics
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:58:43 AM. Recipe ID 21533. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Basic pizza dough
Yield: 4 Servings
3 1/4 c Unbleached flour
2 ts Salt
1 c Warm water
1 Envelope active dry yeast
3 tb Olive oil
In a bowl, combine the flour and salt, and mix thoroughly. In a
separate stainless steel bowl, combine the water and yeast, and using
a whisk, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Pour the water into the center of the flour, and with a spatula, stir
to combine well into a sticky mass. Pour this mass out onto a lightly
floured surface and begin to knead the dough by working the dough
with the heel of the palm of your hand. Push outward and pull the
inside edge over the top. Repeating the process over again to create
a smooth ball of dough free of stickiness.
Place the ball of dough into a clean stainless steel bowl that has
been brushed with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cover with
a clean cloth and let rise at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours or
until it has doubled in size.
When the dough has risen it can be divided in half and the two pieces
formed into two balls which will later be patted into the traditional
Yield: 2 12-inch pizza crusts
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