Thursday, December 18, 2008

Simple Pizza Dough

Here is a basic recipe of a pizza dough.

Makes 2 (12-inch) thin crust pizzas
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Baking Time : 20-30 mins
Printable Recipe


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 envelope Rapid Rise Yeast
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup lukewarm water
2 tbsp olive oil


1. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, yeast and salt.

2. Stir water and olive oil into flour mixture. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough.

3. Knead on warm lightly flour surface until smooth and elastic, 4-6 mins.

4. Cover with warm cloth. Put it in the oven with the lights on until dough doubles in size.

5. Cut dough in half. Spread dough on pizza pan. Add your favorite toppings (not too much).
6. Bake at 400F for 20 to 30 mins.

The dough can make one pizza on a 13'' x 9'' baking pan. It is also possible to make mini pizzas.

For kneading, simply check on youtube...

WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA DOUGH : Replace 1 cup all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour

CORNMEAL PIZZA DOUGH : Replace 1/2 cup all-purpose flour with cornmeal

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