Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pizza dough

1 cup white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp. dry active yeast
1/4 tsp. sugar
2 TBs warm water

-Start off by mixing the yeast and sugar into the warm water. I usually use a mug for this then put it in a dark place (cupboard) for about 20 minutes. The yeast will at least double or triple in size.
-Mix the flour and salt together, then add the oil and yeast mixture. Knead dough well, you may need to add a bit of extra warm water if it's too dry but be careful only add one tablespoon at a time so your dough doesn't become too sticky.
-Cover the dough with a moist towel and let it sit for half an hour, the longer the better. It will double in size.
-Spread the dough into a greased pan (I usually use a cookie sheet). Let it sit for another 15 minutes it will rise a bit more. Add your toppings and bake in the lowest oven rack for about 15 minutes at 400 degree or until the edges are golden.

Note: Bake time really depends on your oven. I used to have an electric oven and I"d back the pizza at 500 degrees for about 9 minutes. It would come out perfect. Now with my gas oven it takes a longer time. Just test it out the first time until you get used to your oven :)

1 comment:

Leila said...

Is this the recipe you would use for spinach or meat pies as well?