A Pampered Chef Recipe
Making pizza dough is almost an art form. The dough is effected by the subtle changes in the weather, especially heat and humidity. I had to make about 20 pizza until I began to understand the dough: hopefully you are a faster learner than I am! In either case, it’s worth the effort to get it right.
1 Cup luke-warm water
1 TBSP dry yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 TBSP olive oil
2-2 ½ cups of flour
1 tsp salt
Dissolve the yeast in the cup of luke-warm water. Add sugar and oil. Let sit until foamy (Usually 5-10 minutes). Add water/yeast to a large kneading bowl. add 2 cups of flour and salt and stir with fingers until sticky. Begin kneading. Add the remaining flour until the dough is barely sticky. Knead for about 5 minutes (Yes, you can use a mixer- I like to feel the dough. If you are using the mixer, add yeast water flour and salt to the mixer and let it knead for 5 minutes.)
The dough should be elastic and soft, not sticky, yet not tough either. Like I said, it took me 20 pizzas...
I place the ball of dough on a slightly oiled cookie sheet and let it sit for about 5-15 minutes.
Roll out. Top with favorite sauce and toppings.
I bake my pizza at 500 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Practice on the kids. They’ll love being guinea pigs for this one!
Bekki Sayler (Thesaylers)
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