Thursday, January 30, 2014

Pizza Dough

Make wonderful homemade pizza with your own pizza dough. It is easier than you think.

Mr. J and I eat pizza once a week. Some times we get take out but for the most part we make our own.  Homemade pizza is the best.  It is a relatively quick meal to throw together and can be as varied and eclectic in flavors as we would like.  

It is no surprise then that pizza tops the list as a requirement for Game Day eats.  Last weekend we made this marvelous pepperoni pizza.  Mr. J couldn't believe his eyes when the large pepperoni slices came out of the fridge. He loves pepperoni and I do not.  When we share it typically isn't an option.  

If you are looking to make some pizza this Sunday, check out this pizza dough recipe. It is my go to recipe and never fails.

Pizza Dough

by Emily Morris, Adapted from Mark Bittman
Prep Time: 1 hour
Ingredients (1 large pizza)
  • 3 cups all-purpose, plus more as needed
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
In the base of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the flour, yeast, and salt. Turn the machine on low and add 1 cup water and the oil with a slow, steady pour.

Turn on medium for about 30 seconds, adding more water, a little at a time, until the mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

If it is still dry, add another tablespoon or two of water and process for another 10 seconds. If the dough is too sticky, add flour a tablespoon at a time.

Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and knead by hand for a few seconds to form a smooth, round dough ball. Put the dough in a greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap; let rise until the dough doubles in size, 1 to 2 hours.
When the dough is doubled, form it into a ball and put on a lightly floured surface, sprinkle the dough with flour, and cover with plastic wrap or a towel. Let rest until they puff slightly, about 20 minutes.

Roll into desired shape of pizza and top with your favorite toppings.
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  1. Homemade pizza is the best! Love how easy this recipe is!

  2. Wow! This looks amazing. Now all I want is pizza. Thank you for whetting my appetite for cheese.

  3. I love a good pizza dough recipe. Actually, I haven't made pizza in forever! I need to get on that!

  4. This is one of the tasks I was going to try to do as my new years resolution... work with yeast. I missed January....blame the cold weather. I guess I have to do two in February. :)


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