EASY PIZZA DOUGH
This Italian Recipe Makes ± 4 Bases (Crusts)
This easy pizza dough recipe will have you making homemade pizzas in no time. Homemade pizza gives you the option of choosing your toppings & who doesn’t love making their own choices when it comes to food.
The base of the pizza is called the crust. Crusts, indicated by style, may vary by shapes & sizes. Thin based crusts are known as hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza, or thick as in a profound dish Chicago-style. It is customarily plain, yet may likewise be prepared with garlic, seeds or herbs. The external edge of the pizza is in some cases alluded to as the cornicione.
Legend has it that pizza created in Naples when cooks expected to go through their overabundance mixture for the day, or when they required something in the stove to keep it warm. By tossing this additional batter into the broiler, & offering it to poorer individuals, they built up a sustenance that years after the fact is, humorously, amazingly mainstream with a wide assortment of clients. Clearly, the general population in Naples were eating a portion of the most punctual pizzas, & they frequently decorated them with tomatoes, cheese, oil, anchovies and garlic, much the same as numerous do today.
Easy Pizza Dough Ingredients:
- 1 envelope rapid rise yeast (10 grams)
- 1 teaspoon sugar (used to activate yeast)
- Salt as per taste
- 4 cups of all purpose flour (gluten free flour can be used for those who are allergic to gluten)
- 1 ½ cups of milk + water mixture – should be lukewarm
- 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil
- Extra flour for sprinkling
- In a large bowl, place the flour, yeast, salt & sugar & mix well.
- Add in the olive oil & milk + water mixture & mix well with hand until combined. A dough will be formed which will still be sticky. Sprinkle some flour & knead the dough for about 5 minutes. A smooth, pliable dough will be formed.
- Cover the dough in the same bowl & allow for it to rest for ½ an hour.
- Sprinkle flour on your working surface & divide the dough evenly & roll out onto surface using a rolling pin.
- This dough can easily be stretched out forming a base, if you do not have a rolling pin.
This dough can be used to make a crust on the stove top or in the oven.