Friday, February 3, 2012

Easy pizza dough

This is my mom's pizza dough recipe. We use it all the time for our Friday night pizzas. Feel free to play around with the white/whole wheat flour ratios. You will probably have to adjust the liquid ratio too. I find that sometimes this recipe is a bit dry- maybe it's our high altitude and dry weather- who knows. You can add some water and olive oil if it seems dry.


3 c. flour
2-3 Tbs olive oil
1 c. warm water
2 Tbs yeast
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
spices, to taste.

1. Mix warm water, yeast and sugar and set aside until frothy- it should only take a few minutes.

2. In a separate and large bowl mix the flour, sugar, salt, spices. Sprinkle in the olive oil.

We added some crushed, dried rosemary to our dough!
3. Add the water/yeast/sugar mixture to the dry and mix firstly with a spoon and then get messy and mix with your hand. You should knead it for a minute or two in the bowl to make sure everything is mixed together.

4. Set the dough aside covered with a towel and let it rest and rise a bit- maybe 15 to 20 minutes.
(My hands were kind of messy at this point so I didn't get any pictures of the dough resting- sorry!)

5. Stretch out the dough onto an olive-oiled cookie sheet. Or use a pizza stone- we haven't tried it with one of those yet but we have one and need to do so! Bake at 425ºF-450ºF for about 12-15 minutes.

Olive oil and garlic on top of our pizza crust. 
Our Greek pizza before going into the oven!

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