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Basic Pizza Dough

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Ingredients
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Honey 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cold water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 envelope)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a bowl, add salt, honey, olive oil and cold water. Mix together.
2) In another bowl, add warm water and active dry yeast. Allow to rest for about 10 minutes.
3) In a food processor, add flour. While the machine runs, gently pour in the honey mixture. Next, add in the yeast mixture. Let the machine run till a dough forms around the blade.
4) Remove the dough onto a lightly floured platform. Knead the dough till it becomes smooth.
5) Place the smooth dough in a dish greased with butter. Cover the dish and let the dough rest for about 30 minutes.

MAKING
6) Take the dough out and divide into four equal portions. Take each portion, roll it slightly, flatten it out and put aside on a plate.
7) Cover each portion with a damp cloth and chill in the fridge.
8) An hour prior to baking time, take the four pieces of dough out and let them come down to room temperature.
9) On a lightly floured platform, shape the flattened dough into 6-inch circles. With your fingerstips, gently press so that the outside edge is slightly thicker than the inside edge. Flip the dough over and do the same.
10) Next, pick the dough up with both hands and gently pull the edges out to shape it into a 7-8 -inch circle. Repeat the process with the other three portions of dough as well.

SERVING
11) Top the Basic Pizza Dough with your choice of garnish before setting it to bake.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Fermented
Dish: 
Pizza
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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