Monday, March 8, 2010
Quick Pizza Dough Recipe
Quick Pizza Dough
1 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 package quick-rising yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon olive oil
3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
1. In a food processor (or stand mixer with paddle attachment) combine white and whole-wheat flours, yeast, salt and sugar.
2. Combine water and oil in a glass measuring cup, microwave until water is between 125-130 degrees F. (lukewarm)
3. With the processor (or mixer) on, gradually pour the warm liquid into the dry mixture. (If too dry add a few tablespoons of warm water, if too wet add a few tablespoons of flour)
4. Process/mix until dough forms a ball, then process/mix for 1 minute to knead.
5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 10-15 minutes before rolling out.
6. Split dough in half to make two 12 inch (or so) pizzas. Poke dough with a fork to reduce puffing up in the oven.
7. Bake on a cookie sheet or on a pizza stone. Bake for between 5-7 minutes. Baking will be quicker if using a pizza stone.
8. Remove from oven, add desired sauce/toppings and pop back in the oven for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Enjoy!
*Dough can be made ahead and refrigerated overnight. After letting it rise, place in a plastic bag. Bring it to room temperature before using.
*If you will be using a pizza stone, I would suggest rolling the dough out on a sheet of parchment paper. Cut around the parchment paper after it's fully rolled out and bake it right on the paper. This ensures that the pizza will not stick to your pizza stone.
*If you're adding pepperoni to your pizza, try cooking them in between two paper towels in the microwave for 30-60 seconds to help pull out some of the fat and make them nice and crispy!