Basic Pizza Dough
October 13, 2011
"This is the first homemade pizza dough I ever made and I still keep coming back to it. Please keep in mind that flour types are different from one country to another so start off with a bit of flour and add more as needed."
- Serving Size: 1 (146.7 g)
- Calories 354.5
- Total Fat - 8.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
- Cholesterol - 0.5 mg
- Sodium - 15 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 60.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
- Sugars - 0.5 g
- Protein - 8.2 g
- Calcium - 14.2 mg
- Iron - 1 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Combine the water, yeast, and 1 1/2 cups of the flour in a large bowl. Mix well.
Add the oil, salt, and remaining flour.
With large wooden spoon or your hands mix the ingredients together until the dough holds its shape. You may need a bit less flour, so add the last half gradually.
Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. If the dough becomes sticky, sprinkle a bit more flour over it.
Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled 2-quart bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel, and let the dough rest until it has doubled in size, about 1 hour.
When the dough has risen, place it on a lightly floured surface, divide it into two or more parts and roll them into balls. Cover them with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
Lightly grease a large pizza pan and spread dough onto it.
Cook at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes until bottom is golden brown.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.