Friday, January 28, 2011

Pizza Dough

1 large pizza or 1 extra large thin crust pizza

3 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoon rapid rise yeast (or 1 packet)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 cup warm water

Mix dry ingredients then make a well in the centre. Add oil and water then use your hands to mix it until it forms a ball. There shouldn't be any crumbs left in the bowl. Rub with a little oil and cover with plastic wrap. Rising is not necessary but you might as well let it rise about 1/2 hour before rolling since you'll most likely be chopping toppings for your pizza in the meantime. This dough will bake at 375F for about 25 minutes.

Tip: Mix in some chopped olives or sundried tomatoes before resting, then roll it to about 1/2" thick. Bake it like that for something different. You could also add some rosemary, parmesan cheese or whatever else you can think of. I found this dough to be slightly dense so I'd recommend rolling it out thin.

Original Recipe:

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