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italian essentials: pizza dough seasoning mix

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a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I think that we can agree that the pizza crust can make or break a good pie. Whether it is the crispness of a thin-crust, or the doughiness of a thick crust, the dough is an important part of the experience. Years ago, I came up with a combination of dry spices that I add when making pizza dough. Not a lot, but just enough to kick up that crust to a whole new tasty level. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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serves Several
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For italian essentials: pizza dough seasoning mix

  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp
    nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 2 tsp
    dried dill weed
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 tsp
    dehydrated onions crushed to a powder
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind
  • 1/4 tsp
    mustard powder, i prefer coleman’s
  • 1/4 c
    powdered milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried marjoram
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp
    crushed red pepper flakes

How To Make italian essentials: pizza dough seasoning mix

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    OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS Many pizza makers add a bit of powdered milk to their dough. It mellows out the flour taste and makes for a more delicate crust. The marjoram and rosemary just give it a bit more of an Italian flavor, and the pepper flakes are for some kick.
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    Storage of homemade condiments and spices Because homemade spices and condiments do not contain any preservatives, it is important to store them properly. Non-reactive (glass) containers with tight-fitting lids are a must. If I am making a dry spice, I love to use old spice bottles that I have run through the dishwasher. If I am doing homemade sauces, I love using Weck jars. They are all glass, come in all sizes and shapes, and have excellent leakproof lids. If you shop online, you can go to Amazon, and type in “Weck Jars” and you will find a ton of them. Dry spices should be kept in a cool space, away from sunlight (spice cabinet), and sauces, in most cases, should be stored in the fridge. If properly stored, this spice mix should last 6 – 8 months.
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    Gather your ingredients (mise en place).
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    Add all the ingredients together, and then store, as mentioned above.
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    Make your pizza dough, then add a teaspoon or two of this seasoning to the dough as you are kneading it.
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    Bake your pie. Enjoy.
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