Thursday, February 11, 2010

Pizza Dough Recipe

For 2 large thin pizzas

3 Cups White Flour ( or 1.5 cup white and 1.5 cup wheat flour)
2 T. Olive Oil
1 T. Sea Salt

1 Cup warm water ( should feel warm, not hot on your wrist)
1 package of dry yeast or 2 teaspoons dry yeast.  (Drew's prefers the cut the yeast in half for less of a yeast flavor.)
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Mix yeast and sugar into warm water. Let it sit for 5 minutes or so till it starts to foam.

Add flour, olive oil and salt into large mixing bowl or Cuisinart or processor.

Hand method: Add water slowly into your flour mixture and mix till dough ball forms. Knead by hand for 3 to 5 minutes till dough feels firm and not too sticky. Add more flour if too sticky, more water if too dry.
Put in a bowl to rest and rise for approx 1 hour. Cover with cloth or plastic wrap in a warm spot.

Cuisinart method: Add flour, salt and oil and pulse the mixture with dough hook attachment.
Add water slowly with while mixing and wait for dough to form a ball. Again this can take a little more water or flour depending on the weather and moisture in the air. Continue to mix for about 1 minute or so, then put on board and knead for a bit till elastic and smooth. Let rest covered in a warm spot till doubled in size.

Once dough has doubled, you are ready to cut in half and start your pizzas!

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