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basic pizza dough

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Recipe by
Brandy Bender
Darrington, WA

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yield 2 pounds
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For basic pizza dough

  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2 1/4 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 3 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 3 3/4 c
    all purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 tsp

How To Make basic pizza dough

  • 1
    Whisk 1 1/3 cups warm water and sugar in a bowl; sprinkle the yeast on top. Set aside until foamy, about 10 minutes. Stir in the olive oil.
  • 2
    Whisk the flour and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the yeast mixture. Gradually stir with a wooden spoon to make rough dough.
  • 3
    Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes, dusting with more flour if necessary. form into 2 balls. Brush 2 large bowls with olive oil, add a ball of dough to each and turn to coat with the oil. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature until doubled in size, about 1 hour, 30 minutes. Roll out and top as desired, or wrap in plastic wrap and freeze up to 1 month.