Kittencal's Pizza Dough

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READY IN: 1hr 55mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Proof the yeast with 1 cup warm water and 2 teaspoons sugar for 10 minutes until foamy.
  • Meanwhile in the stainless steel mixing bowl, add in all-purpose and bread flour flour 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, grated Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning (if using).
  • When the yeast is proofed add to the mixing bowl along with 1/2 cup warm water.
  • With kneader blade attached to the stand mixer, begin mixing ingredients for about 1 minute, adding in more all purpose flour as needed (1 tablespoon at a time).
  • Continue to knead dough (for about 8-10 minutes) to create a smooth, semi-stcky dough that holds around the kneader blade (adding in more all-purpose flour as needed, but don't add in too much flour!).
  • Stop machine, cover bowl with a clean tea towel, and let rest for 10 minutes, (this is important!).
  • Remove dough to a lightly-floured surface, and knead gently for about 20 seconds, the dough will come together nicely.
  • Place the dough into a well-oiled bowl (I just use the same bowl).
  • Cover with plastic wrap or a clean tea towel in a warm place for 60 minutes until dough has doubled in size.
  • At this point, you can cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and rise the dough overnight in the fridge.
  • Punch down and remove from bowl, separate the dough in half for two smaller pizzas or leave in one piece for an extra large pizza.
  • Cover the dough and let rest for 5-8 minutes (this will allow for easier shaping).
  • Roll the dough out with a rolling pin on a floured surface into a circle, and place on a pizza pan coated with non-stick spray.
  • Trim the dough that is hanging around the edges (I use a pizza cutter for this).
  • Spread with pizza sauce and then shredded cheese, then top with favorite toppings.
  • Bake as desired.
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