Friday, August 26, 2011

Fresh Pizza Dough

We all love pizza, at least in my home, we do.  I make the pizza from scratch, like almost everything I do in the kitchen.  A few years ago I found this amazing pizza dough recipe and want to share it with my readers.

Fresh Pizza Dough - this recipe makes 3 12-inch pizza pies-

  • 11/2 cups of warm water (115F)
  • 11/2 tablespoons of sugar ( I use splenda, therefore I use  only 1 tablespoon)
  • 11/2 envelopes of dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 21/2 teaspoons salt
  • 41/2 cups of flour (I use half all purpose flower and half of whole wheat flour) 
  1. Combine 11/2 cups of warm water and sugar in a medium bowl and sprinkle yeast over.  Let stand until mixture is foamy, about 10 minutes; add oil and salt.
  2. Mound 41/2 cups of flour on work surface (you could use a large bowl or the food processor). Make a well in the center and poor yeast mixture into well, kneading until dough forms. Continue to knead until dough is smooth and elastic, sprinkling with more flower by tablespoonfuls, if dough is very sticky, for about 8 minutes.
  3. Oil a large bowl. Add dough and turn to coat.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, then towel.  Let rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.  Punch dough down; knead gently until smooth. 
  4. Shape into 3 balls.
The result:  Two amazing pizza pies.

One I made the top with vegetables and
the other one was a white pizza with onions.
Both absolutely delicious

I still have a couple of balls in the freezer.  I am not sure what to top them with, although I have a pretty good idea.

I hope you enjoy this recipe because there is nothing more delicious than a homemade pizza.

Buon appetito!


Veronica Cervera said...

Can I have a slice? ;-)

Niki Palomino said...
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Niki Palomino said...

Vero, si quieres, la proxima vez que vaya por alla, llevo un ball y la hacemos con lo que tengas ;)

Niki Palomino said...

Aymara, let me know how did it go with the pizza dough ;)

Veronica Cervera said...

Con muchos vegetales!