Thursday, February 6, 2014
SANDRAS HOMEMADE PIZZA DOUGH
|This pizza dough recipe turns our perfectly for your|
many, many possible creations...
Prep: 10 mins. |
Rise: 1 hr.
Posted by Sandra
1-1/2 cups warm water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2-1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (or 1 packet)
3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling out dough
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more in other steps
1/2 teaspoon cornmeal, for dusting pizza pan
In the bowl of standing mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine warm water, sugar, and yeast. Let stand for 5 minutes for yeast to bloom. Add flour, kosher salt, and olive oil. Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes, just until the dough is smooth elastic. Spray a medium-size bowl with oil, and place the ball of dough in it, rubbing it around in oil, and then flip over and cover bowl with a plastic wrap. Place bowl of dough in a warm place until it has doubled in volume, about 1 hr. (I do so in my oven with just the light bulb on, no heat).
When dough has sufficiently risen, punch the dough down, and place on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 12” round, building up the outer edge slightly. Transfer to an oiled pizza pan that has been slightly sprinkled with cornmeal. Brush the entire top and outer edge of unbaked crust with olive oil. Par-bake the pizza crust in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside. Feel free to add your favorite toppings, and then return to oven and continue baking with pizza toppings for 15 minutes.
Tip: I usually make one medium-sized pizza, and while the pizza is baking I roll the other half into twisty breadsticks: (Click for recipe here: Twisty Breadsticks - Homemade), including searching site for optional toppings for other pizzas by selecting “pizza” as your search.