My family was ready to move out because I made pizza for 15 days straight. Sometimes twice a day. I was searching for the perfect pizza dough recipe, and my family, unwittingly became guinea pigs. Happy, satisfied guinea pigs.
Well, I finally found it at Deb’s Smitten Kitchen. I tried it for another week – yes, almost everyday – changing ingredients and quantities to see if I could improve on it. But no, it was just amazing as is. The only change I made was adding a 1/2 tsp of sugar, and some herbs to the dough (but that part is completely optional).
recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen
1 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp Salt
3/4 tsp Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast
1/2 cup warm Water + 2 tbsp
1 tbsp Olive Oil
2 tbsp dried Herbs of choice (I used Basil)
1/2 tsp Sugar
Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add the olive oil and water and combine to form a ball. Knead just until it forms a smooth dough.
Cover with plastic wrap and leave in a warm space until the dough has doubled in size. Remove and gently press the air out while forming the whole into a smooth ball. Cover again and leave alone for 15-20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to the maximum temperature (I heated it to 220 deg C). Roll out the dough to required thickness. I like mine thin. Add the toppings. Bake for 10 minutes.
This is off to dear DK for AWED: Italian. Can’t wait for the round-up, DK!