Main Dish

Pizza Dough

Happy Friday friends! The smells from this dough rising filled the whole kitchen with all kinds of goodness this afternoon. It is going to be perfect for our “make your own kind of pizza” night. Throw your favorite toppings on and enjoy a fun night in!

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Pizza Dough

1 1/2 cups warm water, 100 to 110 degrees F, plus extra as needed

1 (1/4 ounce) packet active dry yeast

5 cups all purpose flour, plus extra as needed

1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt

Olive oil, for drizzling

Put the water in a small bowl. Add the yeast and stir until dissolved. In a large bowl, whisk the flour and salt together. Add the yeast mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. If the dough is too dry add a little extra water, 1 tablespoon at a time. If the dough is too sticky, add extra flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Transfer the dough to a floured work surface. With floured hands, knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic, about 10-12 minutes. Drizzle the inside of a clean bowl with olive oil. Put the dough in the bowl, cover loosely with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel. Set the bowl in a warm, draft free place until the dough has doubled in size, about 2 hours.

Using a fist deflate the dough in the center and cut it into 3 equal sized pieces. Form the dough pieces into 3 balls and put into 3 oiled bowls. Cover each bowl loosely with plastic wrap or with a damp kitchen towel. Let it rest for 1 hour.

Remove the dough and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Enjoy! XO, Carrie

 

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

 

 

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