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The Ultimate Pizza Dough Recipe for Stand Mixers


Ingredients

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  • 4 tsp quick rise yeast
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 2/3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • a sprinkling of cornmeal

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand-mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, stir together the yeast, warm water, and sugar. Let rise for about 5-10 min until foamy.
  2. Combine four and salt in a separate bowl using a whisk – or you can use a sifter if you like.
  3. Stir in the olive oil, then turn the mixer on low and gradually add in the flour and salt mixture, about 1/2 a cup at a time.
  4. Turn mixer up to medium and knead the dough until it comes together and forms a soft ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  5. Temporarily remove the dough and spray the sides of the bowl with cooking spray. Replace the dough and spray the top.
  6. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise 1 1/2 hours in a warm place.
  7. Once the dough has doubled in size punch it down. Remove from the bowl and let it rest for about 10 min.
  8. Turn dough out gently onto a floured surface and divide the it in half using a knife of a pastry cutter.
  9. If you’re using just one of the doughs, put one in a freezer bag and put in fridge or freezer until needed.
  10. Roll out the dough roughly into the shape of a circle the size of the pan.
  11. Carefully place the dough on a pizza pan which has been greased and sprinkled with a bit of cornmeal.
  12. You can let this rise for a little while if you like a nice thick crust or you can use it sooner.
  13. Before putting your toppings on take a fork and poke holes in the dough all over the surface to prevent any big air bubbles in the dough from forming.
  14. Top with desired toppings and bake in a 450 oven for around 20 minutes or until crust is firm and golden and center of pizza is cooked through.
  • Category: Baking