The Black Teapot

November 13, 2011

Homemade Pizza Dough

Filed under: Pizza — blackteapot @ 4:25 am

Super easy and quick to make, and by far the best recipe I’ve tried. 

  • 1 pkg active dry yeast (about 2 1/2 tsps)
  • 1 1/3 cups luke warm water
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp melted butter, cooled
In a small bowl combine water and sugar, then stir in active yeast. Allow to rest for 10 minutes until it foams.
In a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer, combine flour and salt. Add in melted butter and yeast mixture, stirring well to combine. If using a stand mixture, increase speed to medium high, and allow it to kneed the dough for 5-8 minutes, adding a little flour if dough appears too sticky. If kneeding by hand, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and kneed until smooth and elasticy, about 10 minutes.
Once dough is kneeded, turn into a well oiled boil, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow it to rise for half hour in a warm area. Dough should double in size. Punch down, and allow to rise again. At this point, dough can be used to make a thick crust pizza, or divided in two to make two thin crust pizzas.
Use a well oiled baking sheet, or a pizza stone. I recommend using a fine cornmeal as well on the bottom. Roll pizza dough out to thickness wanted, then restretch it on baking sheet to correct size. Add desired toppings and bake in preheated 350*F oven.
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