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The Secret To Perfect Pizza Dough

The Secret to the Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe!  Easy to follow step by step photos that will give you the perfect pizza dough!
Prep Time10 mins
resting time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 pizza doughs
Calories: 91kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • 1 cup + 1 tablespoon water heated to 110 to 115 degrees
  • 2 1/4 tsps active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Heat water to between 110 and 115 degrees.
  • Sprinkle 2 1/4 tsps active dry yeast over the water. Then sprinkle 1 tsp of sugar over the yeast. Let it sit until the water has become frothy. If it doesn't froth as pictured above, dump your water and start again.
  • In the bowl of a food processor add three cups all purpose flour and salt. Pulse for a few seconds to evenly distribute the salt.
  • With the food processor running, add the oil. Then add the yeast water combination with the food processor still running until a dough ball forms.
  • Spray a large bowl with cooking spray. Put the dough ball in and cover with plastic wrap. Allow it to double in size, about an hour to an hour and a half.
  • Pull the dough apart to create two dough balls for two pizza crusts.
  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Roll out the pizza dough and place on a pizza stone or pizza baking sheet, add pizza sauce, your favorite toppings, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.8g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 1.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 70mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 0.3g