Pizza Dough

posted by Joy 01-07-99 8:58 AM

Pizza Dough

2 cups warm water
1 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast
2 tsp. olive oil, plus more for drizzling on pizza
5-6 cups bread flour
2 tsp. kosher salt
flour for dusting work top
oil for greasing bowl and pans

In mixing bowl, sprinkle yeast over warm water to soften; stir to dissolve. Add the oil, 5 1/2 cups flour, and salt. Pulse with on/off switch until all is absorbed. Run at first speed until dough comes away from the sides of the bowl. More flour can be added if the dough is too soft.

Remove and scrape down the beater and insert the dough hook. Run at first speed until dough forms up on the hook and comes away from the sides of the bowl, 8-10 minutes.

Remove hook, add oil to bowl and turn dough top to bottom to cover. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in volume (about 60 minutes).

Punch down dough and cut into thirds. Shape into rounds and let rest for 15 minutes. At this point dough can be frozen or refrigerated for later use.

Roll out and stretch onto greased pizza pans or baking sheets. Cover with favorite toppings. Bake in preheated 500-550 oven until edges start to brown.

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