Monday, May 17, 2010

Pizza dough

1 packet of yeast (or a scant tablespoon)
1 cup + 2 Tablespoons very warm water
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3-4 cups of flour

Combine the yeast and water for 5-10 minutes to dissolve the yeast. Add olive oil and salt, then start stirring in the flour. Knead the dough as much as you can tolerate (at least until it's a smooth, not grainy, texture and is only tacky, not sticky). Spray the mixing bowl with cooking spray. Put ball of dough in bowl and flip over so the cooking spray covers the top of the dough. Let rise about 45minutes until double. Punch down and let the dough rest for a few minutes. Roll out or pat out. This makes dough for our 16" pizza pan, which you can adjust by adding or removing a few tablespoons of water. Include 1/4 cup of cornmeal if you want the crust a little crispier.

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