Pizza Dough

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This homemade Pizza Dough recipe might just give your favorite pizza parlor's crust a run for its money! Once you learn how to make pizza dough, you'll never turn to a store-bought pizza base again.

Pizza Dough
Prep Time:
20 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Yield:
1-1/2 pounds dough

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (120°F to 130°F)

  • 1 package active dry yeast

  • 2 ½ - 3 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • cup vegetable oil or olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine warm water and yeast, stirring to dissolve yeast. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 2 1/2 cups of the flour, the oil, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl. Beat on high speed 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can.

  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (5 to 8 minutes total). Shape dough into a ball. Place in a lightly greased bowl; turn once to grease surface. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double (50 to 60 minutes). Punch dough down. Cover; let rest 5 minutes.

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough:

Prepare as directed, except use only the 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour mixed with the yeast and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of 1-1/4 to 1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour as you can. Knead in remaining whole wheat flour to make a moderately stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). Continue as directed.Nutrition per serving: same as above except 168 calories, 5 g protein, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g total fat, 3 g fiber, 98 mg potassium, 95 iron

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
4g Fat
30g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Protein 4g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 51mg 1%
Folate, total 92.7mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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