Sunday, January 24, 2010

Basic pizza dough

This simple bread dough makes the perfect crust for pizzas, and this recipe is sufficient for 2 medium-sized pizzas.



Makes dough for 2 x 30 cm (12 inch) thin pizza bases or 1 (11 inch) thick pizza base

Ingredients

2 cups, 250 g (8oz) White bread flour or all purpose flour
1 teaspoon fast-acting yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
150 ml (1/4 pint) warm water
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Method

Sift the flour into the bowl of a food mixer and stir in the yeast, salt and sugar. Add the water and oil, set the mixer to low and work the ingredients until they just come together. Increase the speed and knead the dough for 8 - 10 minutes until smooth and elastic.

Shape the dough into a ball and put in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover with cling form and leave to rise in a warm place for 1 hour until the dough has doubled in size. Transfer the risen dough to a lightly floured surface and knock out the air. Use as required.

Note: To make the dough by hand sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the sugar then make a well in the center and add the frothed yeast, water and oil. Using your hands, gradually work the ingredients together to form a soft dough. Turn out the dough on to a lightly floured surface and knead for 8 - 10 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Continue as above.

6 comments:

zurin said...

Hi Ramya~, tq for dropping by. You seem to have lots of great recipes. And this pizza looks soo good! Ill have to come back later to browse...so many lovey recipes to look through! O and lovely photos too :)

HAve a good day :)

Katherine said...

Can you describe the texture? Is it sturdy?

Ramya Kiran said...

Hi Katherine, The dough is soft but not sticky. You will need to oil your hands with olive oil and press the dough and spread it on to the baking sheet or a pizza pan.

Priyanka Agrawal said...

Should we double the quantity of all to make 4 pizza bases?

Priyanka Agrawal said...

Also is it ok to give pizza base its shape with a rolling pin?

Ramya Kiran said...

Yes Priyanka, you can double the quantity and make double batch. Rolling pin can be used to give it a shape.

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