Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Best Pizza Dough Ever (Recipe Included)

Yep, I'm biased. But this is the best pizza dough. Since I learned to make this dough, I haven't wanted any other kind of pizza. At least not delivery. A few sit-down pizza restaurants might have it beat, but more so because I don't have to cook it! But here is my awesome recipe.

This makes 2 thick or 4 thin crusts (round). I have used it to make one big pizza on a large cookie sheet also. When I make a round crust, I use a round pizza baking stone.

Add to heavy duty mixer (Bosch, Kitchenaid) in this order:

1 2/3 cup warm water (about 80 degrees F)
1 tsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp oil
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp dry milk powder
4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp active dry yeast

Mix until blended, 1-2 minutes. Then mix on medium speed for five minutes. Let rest for five minutes. Then mix again on medium speed for 12 minutes. I always move it to a greased bowl at this point rather than letting it rise in the mixer. Let rise for 40 minutes.

Roll out crust and place on cookie sheet or pizza pan. Fold edges under. Use whatever topping you like. I've even done BBQ chicken pizza with this dough before.

Bake at 425 for about 15-20 minutes until crust is golden brown around edges. Pop any bubbles in it while baking.

3 comments:

Emily said...

Yay! I knew you had mentioned somewhere that you had a good pizza dough recipe, but I couldn't remember if it was on FB, or where. Thank you for posting this!

AndreaF said...

Yum! I will definitely try that out!

Royalbird said...

Sometimes I do 1-1/2 times the recipe (I half it and then do that plus the full amount). I can get two full cookie sheets of pizza that way and it feeds a lot of people. the only ingredient that you don't double (or 1-1/2) is the lemon juice. That is always a teaspoon.

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