Basic Pizza Dough
Try this Basic Pizza Dough recipe, or contribute your own. "Emeril" and "Foodnetwork" are two of the tags cooks chose for Basic Pizza Dough."I made this as my first ever pizza base today and it worked a treat, I'm at home looking after the child for the next three months so my wife has set me to the cooker. This recipe done the job and even got rave reviews from Donna who is the normal pizza chef in ours. Thanks again" - mcnabb69
Yield: 1 Ready in 45 minutes
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Basic Pizza Dough Preparation
In a large bowl, combine the water, yeast, sugar, and 1 tablespoon oil and stir to combine. Let sit until the mixture is foamy, about 5 minutes.
Add 1 1/2 cups of the flour and the salt, mixing by hand until it is all incorporated and the mixture is smooth. Continue adding the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, working the dough after each addition, until all the flour is incorporated but the dough is still slightly sticky. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth but still slightly tacky, 3 to 5 minutes.
Oil a large mixing bowl with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl and turn to oil all sides. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set in a warm, draft-free place until nearly doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield: 1 large pizza crust or 2 medium pizza crusts
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