Basic Pizza Dough second Recipe ~ PIZZA RECIPES
1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose White flour
cup Olive oil
packages Dry yeast
1/2 cup Warm water
teaspoons Light brown sugar
1/2 cup warm water (110 F) into 2 cup container and stir in the brown sugar.
(Make sure water is warm, not hot – too hot will kill the yeast). Dissolve the
2 packages of dried yeast in the water and set it aside for 5 minutes. Will
become frothy. (about 2 cups worth!)
4 cups of the flour and the salt into a large mixing bowl. Make a depression in
the middle of the flour and pour in 3/4 of the olive oil and 1 cup of warm
water. When the yeast is ready, add it also.
your kneading surface with flour, then mix the ingredients in the bowl with
your hands. Place dough ball on the floured surface and knead from 8 to 10
minutes. Add flour to the kneading surface if the dough is too sticky or wet.
Eventually the dough will become elastic.
the insides of a clean bowl with the remaining olive oil and place the dough in
it, coating the dough with olive oil by turning it in the bowl. Cover with a
clean cloth and let rise in warm, draft-free place until double in siz e, 1 1/2
hours to 2 hours. An oven with the light on or a lit burner pilot will provide
suitable heat for rising dough. When dough has risen, divide into two halves, then
roll each out on floured surface. A round shape may be cut out with table knife
using 12″ bowl or plate as template.