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Homemade Pizza Dough

With all this extra time on my hands during the pandemic, I’m making staples that I never would have bothered to make in the past (either because I was privileged enough to have them available at any given time in the grocery store or because I thought it was too much work), but if I had known that it was this easy to make pizza dough at home I would have stopped buying pre-made dough years ago!  It’s seriously so easy and so yummy!  Give it a try and let me know what you think or comment below with suggestions or your own go-to pizza dough recipes 🙂

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Makes 4 small pizzas 

Ingredients:

cups warm water

2 tablespoons maple syrup/sugar

2 packages (1/4 oz each) active dry yeast

3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (plus a few extra teaspoons for dusting)

1 cup white whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons sea salt

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (plus a few drops for lining the rising bowl)

Directions:

  1.  In a bowl mix together warm water, maple syrup, and yeast. Let it sit for 5 min.
  2. In a large bowl stir together the flours and salt.  Pour the yeast-water mixture and and 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil in the center of the flour mixture. Stir until all the flour and water is combined and a ball of dough forms.
  3. Dust your counter with a few tablespoons of flour and gently kneed the dough while dusting flour (1 teaspoon at a time) on the dough where it is sticky.  continue to gently kneed the dough for 2 minutes forming it into a smooth ball.
  4. Line a big bowl with olive oil and place the dough in the bowl and cover with a towel.
  5. Let the dough rise for 1 hour (it’s best to let it rise in a warm area of your house).
  6. Once the dough has risen, cross cut it into 4 separate pieces.
  7. Roll out your dough and assemble your pizzas the way you like.  Bake at 500 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the bottom of the crust is light golden brown.  Enjoy!

Hopefully your Pizza looks a little less deformed than mine!

 

 

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