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- Ready In:
- 1hr 12mins
4 individual pizzas
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for oiling
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 3⁄4 cups bread flour, plus extra for sprinkling
- salt and pepper
- Mix the yeast with 3T. water. Set this aside for 10 minutes or until it is frothy.
- Sift the flour into a bowl and add the sugar, salt, and pepper. Then make a well in the center.
- Pour the yeast, water, and oil into the well. Use your hands to mix everything together.
- Sprinkle flour over a clean work surface. Then knead the dough for 8 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.
- Oil a large bowl, put in the dough, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has doubled in size.
- Is it ready? Poke holes in the dough. If the holes stay, it's ready. Punch down with your fists and place on a floured surface.
- Knead the dough again. Then cut it into four equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 7" (18-cm) circle and place on a baking sheet.
- Preheat the oven to 425F (220C). Top as desired and bake for 12 minutes.
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I remade this recipe and it turns out I didn't add enough water the first time. I have made it twice since and it's always great. Today I made pizza instead of calzones out of this recipe and it tasted AMAZING. My only gripe with it s that it's a little bit difficult to see when it's done because it doesnt turn brown.<br/><br/>If you want to, you can let it double rise. It makes the dough more fluffy.
Wonderful pizza dough!! What fun to make too. I did cheat and used my KA stand mixer with the bread hook to knead the dough and it worked out so perfectly! I made 3 ten inch pizzas from this dough! Everyone raved about the flavors and the texture. Not overly doughy and not too thin...just a perfect pizza dough. Thanks Denise for sharing what is to be our favorite!! Tagged in Potluck Tag game. **Updated - have since used this recipe to make 6 large calzones - perfect !
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