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Basic Pizza Dough recipe

Basic pizza crust: make some ahead of timeand freeze until needed.

Recipe: Basic Pizza Dough

1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeastor 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour, divided use

  • Dissolve yeast in warm water (105°to 115°F / 40°C to 45°C); stir in oil and salt. Beatwith an electric mixer at low speed for 1 minute, scraping thesides of the bowl often. Continue beating for another 3 minutesat high speed.
  • Fold in 2 1/2 cups flour.
  • Dust a work surface with flour and kneadin enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough thatis smooth and elastic, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Grease a bowl and top of dough. Coverand let rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled.
  • Coat pizza pan with a dab of oil or cornmealto prevent crust from sticking. Punch down and spread dough intopizza pan.
  • Add toppings and bake according to pizzarecipe directions.

    Makes 8 servings.

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    A healthy whole wheat crust that comes out soft and chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside. Use with your favorite pizza toppings or pizza recipes.

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