Homemade Pizza Dough

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May. 25, 2011

Ingredients

Warm water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (250 ml 120°F to 130°F/ 50°C to 55°C)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Instant yeast 2 1/4 Teaspoon (1 envelope)
All purpose flour 3 1/2 Cup (56 tbs) (3 1/4
Olive oil 1/2 Teaspoon

Directions

MAKING

1) In a large mixing bowl, combine water, salt and yeast.

2) Add 1 cup flour and mix with a wooden spoon until a loose batter forms. Add another 2 cups flour and mix for a few minutes more, until a ragged batter forms.

3) If dough feels too stiff, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, up to 1⁄3 cup.

4) Knead for 6 to 8 minutes on a countertop dusted with 1⁄4 cup flour until elastic. If dough feels sticky, add remaining 1⁄4 cup flour.

5) Shape into a ball and transfer dough to a deep, oiled bowl. Turn dough over a few times until well coated in oil.

6) Cover loosely with plastic wrap or a tea towel (if making ahead, you can refrigerate overnight at this point). Allow dough to rise in a warm place for 2 hours until doubled in size.

SERVING

7) Use the pizza dough to make two 12 inch crusts.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 412Calories from Fat 16

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 248 mg10.33%

Total Carbohydrates 85 g28.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet