How To Make Your Own Pizza Dough2014-03-20
- Prep Time : 10m
- Cook Time : 60m
- Ready In : 1:10 h
There is nothing like a homemade Pizza, and at our house we love to cook the dough from scratch using a few simple ingredients. It’s a lot of fun!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
3 1/2 to 4 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling (Chef’s Note: Using bread flour will give you a much crisper crust. If you can’t find bread flour, you can substitute it with all-purpose flour which will give you a chewier crust.)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 envelope instant dry yeast
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 cups water, 110 degrees F
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons
1) Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine.
2) While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
3) Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
4) Grease large bowl with remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add dough, cover bowl with plastic wrap and leave it to let double in size, 1 hour. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let rest for 10 minutes.