Homemade Pizza Dough
An excellent kitchen project, especially with kid helpers.
Servings: 4 Servings
- 1 package (2 1⁄4 teaspoons) active dry yeast or 1⁄4 ounce
- 1 teaspoon sugar granulated
- 1 teaspoon salt kosher or coarse
- 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for coating the bowl
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
Place the yeast and sugar in a large bowl, add 1 cup of warm water, and let sit until small bubbles form, about 10 minutes. Mix in the salt and olive oil. Add the flour gradually, mixing until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead it until smooth, about 4 minutes (you can also use a standing mixer with the dough hook attachment to do this). Place the dough in a well-oiled bowl and cover it with a damp dish towel or with plastic wrap.
Let the dough sit undisturbed in a warm place until it is doubled in size, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down the dough, divide it into 2 balls, and let it sit for another 15 or so minutes, before starting to shape it into a circle on a lightly floured surface. Let it rest in a circle for another 10 or so minutes, then stretch out out further, and keep going until it is as large and as thin as you like it.
Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 4mg