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My Pizza Dough Recipe

Posted: 27 Jan 2012 09:17 PM PST

Here's a copy of the pizza dough recipe I use most every week. I use it not only for making pizzas, but calzones, cheesy bread, and French Bread.
    The Pizza Dough
  • Warm water...1 ½ cups (about 110 degrees)
  • Flour...3-3 ½ cups
  • Yeast...2 ½ tsp.
  • Brown sugar... 1 tsp.
  • Salt...1 tsp.(I use onion salt for more flavor. If you do this, you can omit the onion powder)
  • Garlic powder...1 tsp.
  • Onion powder...1 tsp.
  • Oregano...1 tsp.
    Putting it Together
  • Set your bread machine to the "Mix Dough" setting and then add the brown sugar, water, and yeast. Let proof for about 5 minutes
  • Add 1 cup of flour and then olive oil, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano
  • Start the machine and add the remaining flour ½ cup at a time. Once all dough is added, make sure the dough is not too wet or dry (add flour or extra water as needed)
  • Once the dough cycle is complete (about 1 hour 40 minutes), remove dough and gently roll into a ball (or remove dough from machine after it is finished kneading- about 20 minutes- a place in a large, oiled, bowl. Cover with oiled plastic wrap and place in a warm area until doubled- about 1 hour).
  • Let rest for 10 minutes and then you are ready to create your pizza
  • You will have enough dough for 1 very large pizza or 2 smaller ones. Also, you could get 2 smaller pizzas and 2 calzones out of this recipe.
Here are a few ideas for you...

Taco Pizza

How to Make Calzones

My Version of Papa Murphy's Cheesy Bread

Here's a photo of the dough after it's been "de-fluffed" and shaped. This is the photo I used for the Cheesy Bread, so the dough is in a log shape. The dough for your pizza, should be in a ball shape. I forgot to get a photo of it in the bowl, so this will have to do for now...
photo of dough shaped in log

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