How do you get pizza if you don't have pizza delivery? Digorno? No silly, you make one! Busy day yesterday and when it occurred to me it was nearly 4pm and there was nothing planned for dinner, I looked for a pizza crust recipe on AllRecipes.com. There are lots of choices, I'm glad I chose this one... it's a keeper. Crispy thin crust, the recipe takes only an hour rise time and 20 minutes to bake. The other two balls of dough went in the freezer for another busy day!
Pizza Dough II
|Prep Time: 20 Minutes||Ready In: 2 Hours|
|Submitted By: Stephen Carroll||Cook Time: 30 Minutes||Servings: 16|
"A little whole-wheat flour makes this pizza crust chewy and flavorful. The three-crust yield means you can freeze some for later use."
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 1/2 cups warm water (110
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
5 1/2 cups bread flour
|1.||In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let sit until creamy; about 10 minutes.|
|2.||Stir the olive oil, whole wheat flour, salt and 4 cups of the bread flour into the yeast mixture. Mix in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large mixing bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and put in a warm place to rise until doubled in volume; about 1 hour.|
|3.||Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into three equal pieces and form into rounds. Cover the rounds and let them rest for about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).|
|4.||Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into the desired shape, cover it with your favorite toppings and bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for about 20 minutes or until the crust and cheese are golden brown.|