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Posted by / Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe

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Have you ever made homemade pizza dough?
Pizza nights are always the best night of the week in our house! 
My husband grew up throwing pizzas in his Aunt and Uncles pizza shop, so he always loves to show off his moves! 
As for me I will stick to a rolling pin with a stretch and shape technique to keep the dough from landing on the ceiling or in my hair! 
This dough's chewy yet crisp around the edges and holds up well to toppings.
Best of all it's so easy to make. 
Most of the time I make the dough the night before and allow it to rest in the fridge for the next day. 
This dough makes 2 large pizzas so if you aren't feeding a football team like our house feel free to divide the dough in half and refrigerate half for calzones or hot pockets for a day or two later.
Just in case you are  wondering about the tasty recipe for the Broccoli Ham And Cheese Pockets pictured above I will be posting that tomorrow!
They are defiantly worth coming back for.


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In a large mixing bowl fitted with a dough hook add warm water, honey and 1 package active dry yeast. Allow mixture to sit until foamy, about 8-10 minutes.
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Add  flour, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil. Knead on medium speed until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl and becomes smooth to the touch. About 10 minutes.  
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Place dough in a bowl oiled with olive oil to rise in a cool place for 1 1/2-2 hours or until doubled in size.
Divide dough into 2 large pizzas or 6 individual pizzas or calzones and shape into round balls. Cover dough with a cool damp towel or plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes. 
(At this point dough can be refrigerated for later use.)
Shape dough to desired size and place in a lightly greased pan, brush dough with olive oil, add desired toppings and bake in a 450 degree oven until brown around the edges 12-15 minutes.





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Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe
Prep time: PT3H
Cook time: PT12M
Total time: PT3H12M
Yield: 2 Large Pizzas/ 6 Individual
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cup Warm Water Under 110 Degrees
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Honey
  • 1 package Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 3/4 All-Purpose Flour Or Bread Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sea Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Cooking Directions
  1. In a mixer fitted with a dough hook add water, honey and yeast. Stir together and allow to rest for 8-10 minutes or until mixture becomes foamy.
  2. Add flour, sea salt and olive oil. Mix on medium speed until dough becomes a smooth, firm ball and pulls away from the sides of bowl. About 10 minutes.
  3. Remove dough to a greased bowl and allow to rise in a cool spot for 1 1/2-2 hours or until doubled in size.
  4. Divide dough into 2 large pizzas or 6 individual pizzas or calzones and shape into round balls. Cover dough with a cool damp towel or plastic wrap and allow to rest for 30 minutes. (At this point dough can be refrigerated for later use.)
  5. Shape dough to desired size and place in a lightly greased pan, brush dough with olive oil, add desired toppings and bake in a 450 degree oven until brown around the edges 12-15 minutes.

15 comments:

  1. Love it! Homemade pizza is one of our favorite family weekend meals.

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  2. Yummy pizza, I love homemade pizzas as we can have lot of choice in topping.

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  3. I'm looking for a new pizza dough recipe--this looks perfect. Can't wait to try it.

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  4. Truly-Perfect pizza dough!! I love home-made pizzas!!
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  5. This would make for a fun family night! My son would love trying to toss it.:)

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  6. Have you ever tried this with part white whole wheat flour? And did it work out if you did? Lol, I'm still on the hunt for an excellent whole wheat pizza dough recipe!

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  7. I have been using this recipe for years and years and I can attest it is the perfect crust. Perfect pizza, perfect calzones and perfect pizza on the grill.

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  8. Hi! I'm happy to connect with you and get a chance to see your beautiful blog. The pictures are very appealing and your skills truly commendable!

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  9. Cn u plz specify how much is 1 pckg active dry yeast in case I need to measure & add

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    1. Hi, I package of yeast is 2 1/4 teaspoons. Please let me know if you have anymore questions.

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  10. If I want a crispier dough, can it be pre-baked before adding the toppings?

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    1. Hi Karla, You can pre bake it or rolling the dough thinner and brushing the edges with a little olive oil can also help crisp it up!

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  11. Hi Serena, I made this pizza dough and it was wonderful. One of the best I have ever eaten. This was super easy to work with also. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe




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    1. Hi! Your so welcome! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know it works as well for you as it does for us! We use it quite a lot!

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