Neopolitan Style Pizza Dough

posted by Chefshell 03-07-99 3:40 PM

Neopolitan Style Pizza Dough

1 tsp. active dry yeast
1 1/4 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees)
1 cup cake flour (not self rising)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
Olive oil for the bowl

Sprinkle the yeast over water and let stand 1 minute or until the yeast is creamy. Stir until the yeast dissolves.

In a lagre bowl, combine cake flour, all purpose flour, and salt. Add yeast mixture and stir or mix until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead, adding up to 1/2 cup flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes.

Lightly coat a large bowl with oil. Place the dough in bowl, turning it to oil top. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest in a warm place until doubled in size, about 90 minutes.

Flatten dough with fist and cut into desired amount of pieces (4 to 6) and shape into balls. Place on a floured surface and cover with plastic wrap, allowing room for dough to expand. Let sit until doubled in size, 60 to 90 minutes.

Roll doughs into rounds and fill as described in Calzone recipe.

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