Sunday, June 24, 2012
Basic Pizza Dough
Pizza dough is great...you can make pizza of course but you can also make so many other things...it is a very versitle dough. Calzones, pretzels, garlic knots, stromboli, foccacia bread, bread sticks, etc...play around and see how many uses you can come up with.
Basic pizza dough
2 packets (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for bowl and brushing
2 teaspoons coarse salt
4 cups all-purpose flour - plus more for work surface
1 1/2 cups warm water
Pour water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Whisk sugar, oil, and salt into yeast mixture. Add flour and stir until a sticky dough forms. Transfer dough to an oiled bowl and brush top with oil. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and set aside in a warm, draft-free place until dough has doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead a few times before using.
Can be frozen in a Ziploc for up to 3months~