Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Perfect Pizza Dough

Pizza dough is easy to make and it is exponentially better than anything premade. Follow these simple steps and you'll have perfect dough every time.

3 cups flour (bread flour if you have it)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons oil (canola works best, don't use olive oil)
2 tablespoons honey
1 packet dry active yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 cup warm water

  1. In a kitchen aid (or in a bowl using a wooden spoon to mix) combine flour, sugar, salt, oil, honey, and yeast. Add the water and mix til combined. The dough should be slightly sticky but not so much that you can't get it off the bowl or your fingers. Add more flour if necessary.
  2. Knead the dough for a few minutes.
  3. Put dough back in the mixing bowl and cover.
  4. Let rise for an hour (or more!)
  5. Work dough with hands in a circular motion to stretch it out to the size of your pizza pan. If you're brave, try the pizza toss! The spinning motion stretches the dough out to size while maintaining a perfect circle.
  6. Enjoy!


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