Perfect Pizza Dough

1
Deb Wilson

By
@Maritimemama

I've tried many pizza dough recipes over the years but come back to this one every time...I got it from a "Purity" cookbook back in 1977 as a newlywed, during my "first" grocery shopping expedition and it was the first cookbook I ever bought!

This dough has never failed me, in that when ready to pan, it's nice and elastic, never clumpy and spreads like a dream (it doesn't shrink back when you're spreading but stays PUT!) Made some today so thought I'd share! :)

Rating:

★★★★☆ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2- 12-14 inch pizzas
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    lukewarm water
  • 1 tsp
    sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    or 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 1/4 c
    flour (white or whole wheat)
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable, olive, or canola oil
  • 1 1/4 c
    flour again
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    lukewarm water again

How to Make Perfect Pizza Dough

Step-by-Step

  1. Dissolve the sugar in the first 1/2 cup of lukewarm water and sprinkle yeast over. (don't stir) Let stand 10 minutes until foamy. Stir vigorously with a fork.
  2. Add the other half cup of lukewarm water, salt, oil and first 1 1/4 c flour.
  3. Add the rest of the flour gradually until a soft dough forms. Knead for about five minutes, place in a large bowl sprayed with a little Pam, cover and let rise for 45 minutes.
  4. Punch down, divide in two and make your pizza. Freezes beautifully!

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About Perfect Pizza Dough

Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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