This 100-year-old recipe uses an egg to add richness. Several risings take place, yielding a lighter, tastier crust. A damp towel covers the dough during risings, keeping it extra moist.
- Yields: 1 (16x12-inch) pizza, 2 12-inch) pizzas, or 8 (7-inch) pizzas
- Prep: 20 mins
- Rise: 50 mins
- In a small bowl, stir yeast into warm water; let stand for 5 minutes.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, oil, and salt. Stir in the yeast mixture. Add 1-1/4 cups of the flour. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Lightly grease a large bowl; place dough in bowl and cover with a damp towel (make sure the towel does not touch the dough). Let dough rise in a warm place until double in size (30 minutes).
- Punch dough down. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 16x12-inch rectangle. Place in a greased 16x12x1-inch baking pan. Cover with damp towel and let rise for 20 minutes.
- Add desired toppings and bake as directed. Makes 1 (16x12-inch) izza, 2 (12-inch) pizzas, or 8 (7-inch) pizzas.
From the Test Kitchen
Thin Crust Pizzas:
Prepare as directed, except divide dough in half after Step 3; roll each half into a 12-inch circle. Use two greased 12-inch pizza pans instead of the 16x12-inch rectangular pan.
Prepare as directed, except divide dough into 8 portions after Step 3; roll each portion into a 7-inch circle. Place in eight greased individual 7-inch pizza pans or place dough circles on greased baking sheets instead of the 16x12-inch rectangular pan.
Nutrition Facts (Pizza Dough)
- Per serving:
- 240 kcal cal.,
- 6 g fat
- (1 g sat. fat,
- 26 mg chol.,
- 84 mg sodium,
- 39 g carb.,
- 2 g fiber,
- 6 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet