Pizza Dough Like a Pro!

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Delicious!  Easy!  Made by You!

My husband and I have celebrated “Pizza Friday” for…well, at least 15 years of Fridays!  Our tradition has been pepperoni pizza, rootbeers, and a movie.

Well, a couple of years ago I stopped working to stay home with my little girl and I started to really notice that $30 – $35 every week for a delivered dinner was costly.  So I decided to venture into pizza making…with much trepidation!

Yeast?  Kneading?  Pizza Sauce?  Yikes!

You will not, could not possibly, imagine how simple, fast and a thousand times better it tastes to make your own at home.

Try it once.

Just once.

If it’s not worth it, I encourage you not to do it again.  (Because I know you’ll be amazed and hooked!)

OK!  Let the savory adventure begin!!!

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Put 2 cups all-purpose flour in a mixer fitted  with a paddle.

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Add 1 cup cake flour

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and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

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In a liquid measuring cup, add 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water (about 100 – 115 degrees)

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and then add 1 teaspoon active dry yeast,

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1 teaspoon sugar,

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stir together,

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and then add 1 tablespoon olive oil and stir.

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Let the mixture sit until bubbly, about 3 minutes.

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With the mixer on medium, pour in the yeast mixture and mix until a rough, sticky dough comes together, about 1 minute.

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Add 4 tablespoons more of cake flour and mix until combined.

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Remove from paddle.

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Switch to dough hook after combining the 4 tablespoons flour with the dough.

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Mix on low speed until it comes together in a ball.  Let rest for 5 minutes in the mixer.

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Mix on medium until less sticky, about 1 minute.

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Flour the counter, oil your hands, move the dough onto the counter and

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knead till it gets smooth (will still be wet and sticky which is perfect!), about 30 seconds – 1 minute.

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Transfer the dough to a large, oiled bowl and cover bowl’s surface with plastic wrap.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight (will be tastier!).

Bon Appétit, Ma Chérie!

 

 

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