Friday, 25 January 2008

Pizza Dough


Pizza Dough

3/4 tablespoon yeast
½ teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups flour

In a large bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water, add the sugar and allow to set until it begins to foam, roughly 5 minutes. Stir in salt, olive oil and half of flour. Gradually add remaining flour, mixing well.

Knead the dough for 8-10 minutes or until smooth and elastic.

Place in greased bowl and let rise until double, between 30 min to an hour.

Punch down the dough and let rise again until double.

Punch down the dough and divide.
Pat out on two pizza pans but any pan or baking sheet will do. ( I devided mine into 4 small individual pizzas and one large pizza)
Top with pizza sauce cheese and whatever toppings you desire.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes.

Tip: if you rub your hands together with a few drops of oil it stops the dough from sticking to your fingers.
cooks notes: the recipe is an amalgamation of different recipes that were basically the same recipe. This was the first time I ever tried to make pizza dough and I'm quite pleased with the result, M and H said it turned out nice and they are my harshest critics. The sauce was left over red pepper and tomato soup I made yesterday, if anyone is interested I can write up the recipe.

3 comments:

Katy said...

yum - that pizza looks delicious. And yes please to the soup recipe - Grace loves soup!!

Meridian Ariel said...

I shall write up the recipe a little bit later just for you then!

Garden girl said...

Hello- I have just found you! Not sure how though..hmm..your jewellery is so beautiful, makes mine look only fit for a garage sale. I may give up and take up basket weaving or something instead...
The recipes are very tempting, especially the pizza, that is Saturday evening sorted,thankyou!anna