Monday, March 26, 2007

Basic Pizza Dough

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sugar
1 package yeast
1 cup water

  1. Combine sugar, water and yeast in a measuring cup or small bowl.
  2. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
  3. Pour yeast mixure and oil in well and stir into dry ingredients until you have a soft dough.
  4. If dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour.
  5. Knead until smooth on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Place in an oiled bowl, cover with a towel and let rise until doubled.
  7. Punch down and let rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Makes 1- deep dish or 2- 12" pizza crusts.
  9. To bake, top with your favorite sauce, cheese, etc.
  10. Bake at 450 degrees for about 15 minutes or until crispy and cheese is bubbling.

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