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Easy Pizza Dough

283FA8CB-8BC7-4413-AA11-B956DDD60E91This is my favorite pizza dough. It is so much better tasting and easier to work with than that canned stuff! I like to make mine up ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator until I make my pizza later that day or even the next day. You can even put it in the freezer. To use it after freezing it, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator.

Source: Erika B. Dingeldein

 

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Ingredients

 

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Put your warm water (105 – 110 degrees)

into a small bowl. Add the sugar and

the yeast and stir until the yeast dissolves.

Set aside for 5 minutes. The yeast will

create a foam layer on top. If it

doesn’t then you have bad yeast.

 

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Spray a medium bowl with cooking oil.

 

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Whisk together the flour and the salt.

 

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Put the flour mixture into a medium bowl.

Pour the yeast mixture into the flour mixture.

 

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Use a wooden spoon and mix

together to make a dough.

 

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Scrape the dough into the bowl that

you sprayed with cooking oil.

 

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Turn the dough over so the cooking

spray coats both sides of the dough.

 

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Cover with a towel and let sit for 20 minutes.

Usually I use a dish towel but this time

I just used a paper towel.

 

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Punch down the dough and if it is too sticky

add a little flour so it doesn’t stick to your

hands. Knead it a couple of times and

form a ball. At this point it’s ready to be

rolled out and placed onto your pizza pan.

This makes a nice size crust. I put mine on

a large cookie sheet. You may get two

crusts out of it if you like it thin and smaller.

 

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I like to make mine earlier in the day and

clean up. After I punch it down I wrap it

in plastic wrap and put it in a plastic bag

then place it in the refrigerator until I am

ready to make my pizza. It may continue to

rise in the refrigerator which is why I put

it in a plastic bag. I don’t want it

popping out and drying out.

 

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