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Pizza Dough 4-Ways recipe

Pizza Dough 4-Ways.

This excellent basic pizza dough recipeoffers directions for four types of preparations. Anyway youchoose to prepare it, homemade pizza with a homemade crust issure to please.

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Recipe: Pizza Dough 4-Ways

1 3/8 cups lukewarm water (105°C to115°F | 40°C to 45°C)3 tablespoons olive or vegetableoil1 (1/4-ounce) package active dry yeastor 2 1/2 teaspoons1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt4 cups all-purpose flourDirections Using Bread Machine:

  • Place ingredients in bread machine panin the order recommended by manufacturer. Select the Dough Cycleand Press Start. During the cycle’s first kneading, use a spatulato scrape down the sides of the pan, if necessary, to help incorporateall the ingredients.
  • Gently deflate dough before using andallow it to rest for 10 minutes before using in a recipe.Directions Using Food Processor:
  • Place water, oil, yeast and salt in bowlof food processor and pulse to dissolve yeast. Add the flourand process until a soft ball forms.
  • Remove from processor and place in a largebowl that has been coated with oil, turning the dough once inthe bowl to coat with oil, then cover the bowl with plastic wrapand set it in a warm place to rise for an hour, or until it doublesin volume.
  • Gently deflate dough before using andallow it to rest for 10 minutes before using in a recipe.Directions Using Dough hook:
  • Place water, oil, yeast and salt in bowlof mixer and stir on low speed to dissolve yeast. Add flour andknead with dough hook to form a smooth and elastic dough, about8 minutes.
  • Remove dough from bowl and place in alarge bowl that has been coated with oil, turning the dough oncein the bowl to coat with oil, then cover the bowl with plasticwrap and set it in a warm place to rise for an hour, or untilit doubles in volume.
  • Gently deflate dough before using andallow it to rest for 10 minutes before using in a recipe.Directions By Hand:
  • Place water, oil, yeast and salt in bowland stir to dissolve yeast. Stir in flour and knead on a lightlyfloured work surface to form a smooth and elastic dough, about8 to 10 minutes.
  • Place dough in a large bowl that has beencoated with oil, turning the dough once in the bowl to coat withoil, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set it in a warmplace to rise for an hour, or until it doubles in volume.
  • Gently deflate dough before using andallow it to rest for 10 minutes before using in a recipe.To Bake:
  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).If using a pizza stone, place it in oven to heat.
  • Pat dough into an oiled 12 x 15-inch jellyroll pan, 2 (10 to 12-inch) pizza pans, or 1 (14 to 16-inch)pizza pan.
  • Brush the top of the pizza dough witholive oil; top with your desired sauce and toppings.
  • Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until crustis golden. For a crispier bottom crust, carefully slide pizzaoff pan (not the jelly roll pan) onto the oven’s rack or pizzastone, if using, after about the first 12 minutes and finishbaking. (While pizza is continuing to bake, sprinkle the emptypizza pan(s) with a little cornmeal–this helps absorb any moisturelater that can cause the crust to become soggy).
  • Allow pizza to sit 2 to 3 minutes foreasier slicing.

    Makes 16 servings, or 2 medium-sized pizzas,or 1 large pizza.

    Cook’s Note: The dough can be made aheadof time, place it in an oiled plastic bag, seal and refrigeratefor up to two days.

    Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16of recipe): 137.4 calories; 18% calories from fat; 2.9g totalfat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 118.8mg sodium; 42.2mg potassium; 24.0gcarbohydrates; 0.9g fiber; 0.1g sugar; 23.1g net carbs; 3.4gprotein.

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