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Pizza Dough Recipe

Ingredients


  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 7 g of dried yeast


Method:


Mix water, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl and set aside in a warm place until foam starts to appear on the surface. This should take about five minutes. The foam means the yeast has “activated” and is ready for use.

Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl and add the yeast solution and the olive oil.

Mix with a wooden spoon or round-bladed knife until the mixture comes together.

When the dough stiff turn it out on to a floured surface.

Knead the dough for about five minutes. By the time you finish it should be smooth and elastic.

Place your dough in a clean, lightly oiled bowl.

Cover with cling film or a tea towel and place in a warm area until the dough has doubled in size – this will take between an hour and an hour and a half.

Turn your dough out on to a floured surface and knead very lightly – just enough to press the air out.

Divide your dough into portions and form into balls, cover and let rest for half an hour.

Making Your Pizza

Making Your Pizza


Roll out your balls to pizza size. You can do this by using a rolling pin, or by the far more entertaining method of repeatedly spinning the dough up into the air and catching it. Note: if you use this method to stretch your pizza dough, try catching it on the back of your hand, that way you won’t poke your fingers through the dough.

Place your pizza dough on a pizza tray or sheet of foil and coat with your favourite toppings. Cooking time will vary depending on the type and quantity of topping, but generally at 180˚C your pizza will be ready in 10-15 minutes.

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