Butter-Parmesan Pizza Crust/Dough

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READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl or cup mix 2 teaspoons sugar in 1/2 cup warm water until completely dissolved; add in yeast mix slightly with a spoon, then cover with a tea towel and proof for 10 minutes or until foamy.
  • Meanwhile place the egg in cup and cover with very warm water.
  • In the stainless steel mixer bowl place 3-1/2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons salt, melted and cooled butter, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese.
  • When the yeast is finished proofing add to the mixer bowl with the egg and 3/4 cup warm water; start mixing/kneading adding in more flour to create a soft dough.
  • Knead up to 8 minutes until a smooth soft dough is achieved.
  • Remove dough to very lightly floured surface, cover with a clean tea towel and let rest for 8-10 minutes.
  • Gather up dough and knead gently for about 30 seconds (the dough will come together nicely).
  • Place in a well-greased bowl, cover and let rise for 1 hour to 2 hours or until doubled (rising time will vary depending on the temperature of your kitchen, since this dough has egg added the rising time will take slightly longer usual).
  • Remove the dough and divide in half.
  • Place on a generously-floured surface; let rest 10 minutes.
  • Roll out into a round circle then place onto a pizza pan.
  • Spread with pizza sauce then shredded cheese then favorite toppings.
  • Bake on lowest oven rack until the dough is browned.
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