Saturday, August 29, 2009

Pizza dough

Since a certain someone didn't have a great outcome with her pizza dough tonight *wink*, I thought I would post the recipe I's so easy that I, a novice dough maker, can usually obtain a good result (using my Kitchen Aid--not sure how it would work with a bread maker).

1 pkg active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1/2 t. salt
2 t. olive oil
2 1/2-3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed mixer bowl. Add salt, olive oil and 2 1/2 cups flour. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Turn to speed 2 and mix about 1 minute.

Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix about 2 minutes or until dough clings to hook and cleans the side of the bowl. Kneed on speed 2 about 2 minutes longer (I don't add any more flour, unless it's absolutely necessary).

Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease the top. Let rise in warm place, free from draft (I turn my oven on as low as it will go--250--for a couple of minutes, turn it off, and place my dough inside the warm oven, uncovered) for about an hour or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down.

Spread dough onto greased pan. Add toppings as desired. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes.


Melisa said...

Mmmm, I can't wait to try it!! :o) MERCI! And wish me luck finding the fondue recipe. I'm almost in tears thinking it is lost!