Pizza Dough

Years ago, I spent months developing a pizza dough recipe, even selling it at my store with a bit of success.  This is that recipe.  I love this dough.  It is easy to put together, rolls out beautifully into a thin crust, and is so tasty.  There is only one other person that I ever shared this recipe with and that was my son, Guy.  Pizza was something that we shared and I will always be grateful for those times. Of course, his pizza is better than mine, but isn’t that the way it is supposed to be.  It feels so good to let go of something and to wish it well.  Please enjoy the recipe and make it with love.  PS  I forgot to take pictures, I was to busy eating!

Makes 2 large pizzas

Ingredients:

1/4   teaspoon instant dry yeast

1 1/2 – 2   cups warm water

4  cups 00 flour (you can use all-purpose unbleached flour, but I warn you, it is not the same)

1   teaspoon fine sea salt

Preparing:

In a large bowl, combine the yeast and 1 cup warm water and allow to proof for 10 minutes.

Stir in the flour, salt, and remaining water, as needed, until a nice dough forms.  If the dough is a bit sticky, add more flour.

Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a dish cloth.  Let rise for a minimum of 1 hour.

At this point, your dough is ready to be rolled out and made into a fabulous pizza or you can refrigerate it overnight.  Please make sure to bring to room temperature before using.

Note:  The dough can be frozen for use at a later time.

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