07 November 2012

Perfect Pizza Dough


I have been on the search for the perfect pizza dough for some time and I think I have it. It is the best I have made so far. Let me share it with you.

Before I do, I would like to apologise. I stupidly scribbled down this recipe without any credits, so I don't have a clue where I picked it up, which isn't like me at all. So to the unknown author, I thank and salute you!







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Perfect Pizza Dough
This is the best homemade pizza dough I have made yet. Very simple and satisfying to make.
Ingredients
  • 250ml lukewarm water
  • 2 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 ½ tsp caster sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 475g strong white (bread) flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
Instructions
1. Mix the warm water, yeast and sugar in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes until it has started to froth, then stir in the olive oil.2. Sift the flour and salt together into a large bowl. Pour in the yeasty mixture and mix together with your hands until you form a soft dough.3. Pop the dough onto your work surface and knead with the heal of your hand for 5-10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Do not flour the work surface as this will dry out the dough.4. Lightly oil a bowl and pop your dough in. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place to rise for an hour.5. Lightly dust your work surface with flour, then place your dough on it and give it one good punch to let any air out. Cut the dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a ball and pop onto a lined tray, cover with a tea towel and leave to prove in a warm place for 15 minutes.6. Roll out each ball of dough until quite thin. Coat with pizza sauce, grated mozzarella and your choice of toppings. Bake in a hot oven for 8-10 minutes until crisp and golden.notes: balls of dough can be kept in the fridge for a couple of days or frozen until required
Details
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Yield: 4 portions

16 comments:

  1. Ooh sounds good. I too am always on the look out for the perfect dough for pizza. I'll bookmark this and try it out at the weekend. Thank you x

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    1. Hope you enjoy it then Dom, let me know what you think?

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  2. Beautiful balls!!!!
    Have a nice day

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    1. Beautiful balls, that made me laugh!

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    2. Haha, well worded Manu, that made me laugh too :)

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  3. 'Perfect Pizza Dough" this is a title that catch my attention!! I keep on changing my recipe every Sunday (my pizza day). I will give to this one a go. Ciao

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    1. Good, let me know what you think too Rita :)

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  4. Remembering this one for our next pizza night, I too have been on the search for the perfect pizza dough. And where on earth did you manage to find silpat sheets? I've been looking for them everywhere!

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    1. When my friend was in America, I had it delivered to the address he was staying at from Amazon.com. It is just brilliant!

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  5. BTW, keep meaning to tell you I've finally sent in an order for MOO cards and it's all down to you. I was really pleased with the test ones they sent. Just wish they weren't quite so expensive and then I'd have ordered more. Thank you.

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    1. They are great Choclette and handy too. I am glad you gave them a try :)

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  6. Can you toss this in the air? I am always in awe at pizza makers that they are able to do that without a mess.

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    1. No, I am afraid not. I just know it would end up on the floor, haha :)

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