Saturday, January 11, 2014

Pizza Dough... Perfected.

I have attempted to make homemade pizza dough about 4 times. Either too strong on taste, too thick, or just too dough-y tasting. But today, I finally made the BEST PIZZA DOUGH EVER!!! I knew it was going to be good because the dough smelled divine! I am so happy to finally share with you my own pizza dough recipe. I did use a recipe from here to base mine off of, but added a few seasonings and halved the recipe for one pizza, not two. Perfection.

Pizza Dough

- 2 1/2 cups flour (plus 3 tbsp. at high altitude)
- 1 package of dry active yeast
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. rosemary flakes

1. Mix together water, 1/2 tbsp. olive oil, and sugar in your mixing bowl. Sprinkle yeast on top.
2. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until yeast is a foamy layer.
3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, and seasonings together.
4. With dough hook on mixer, slowly add flour mixture to yeast mixture and until a ball of dough forms.
5. Drizzle remaining 1/2 tbsp. olive oil on dough ball and place in a large bowl to rise.
6. Let dough rise for 1 hour. I leave mine in the oven (turned off) with plastic wrap on top.
7. Roll out pizza dough, place topping on it, and bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes.

Pizza Dough Ingredients

Foaming yeast mixture, flour mixture being added with bread hook

Pizza dough, pizza dough with olive oil, pizza dough that has risen

Kinley putting the cheese on... (which I later re-distributed!)

Rolled out pizza dough with peppers, pepperonis, mushroom and mozzarella cheese

 Yum yum yum.


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