Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pizza Dough

I absolutely love homemade pizza, but I will admit.... I tend to cheat when it comes to the dough. I usually buy the store made dough that is sold in the bakery section. Today I decided to make my own dough and am super excited to try it out tonight. The dough came together very quickly and mine is currently sitting in a bowl rising. Follow this link to my favorite pizza recipes; this dough would work great for all of them!

1 scant teaspoon active dry yeast
3/4 c warm water
2 c all purpose flour
3/4 kosher salt
3 TBSP olive oil

Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. Add the flour to a bowl of an electric mixer. Sprinkle in salt. Turn the mixer on low and slowly add olive oil/ Pour in the yeast/water mixture. Stop mixing when everything comes together. Transfer dough to a lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow dough to rise for 1 hour before using.  Makes enough dough for 1 pizza. The dough can be store in the fridge for several days before using. Super easy recipe to double or triple.


Source; Pioneer Woman- Food from my Frontier Cookbook