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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 594.7
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,172.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 112.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.9 g
  • Protein: 15.7 g

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Basic Pizza Dough Recipe

Submitted by: AMUNET_RA

Introduction

This recipe makes enough dough for 2-large pizzas. I'll often divide the dough in four and freeze smaller balls for use as calzones later!
*cooking time includes "rising-time"
*calorie count given is for 1/2 this recipe (one LARGE serving)
This recipe makes enough dough for 2-large pizzas. I'll often divide the dough in four and freeze smaller balls for use as calzones later!
*cooking time includes "rising-time"
*calorie count given is for 1/2 this recipe (one LARGE serving)

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients


    2 ¼ cup all purpose flour (More, if required)
    1 Tbs. Active dry yeast
    1 Tsp. salt
    1 cup very warm water
    1 Tsp. sugar
    1 Tbs. Olive oil, divided

Directions

1.In a large bowl, combine 2 ¼ cup flour, yeast and salt. Stir until ingredients are well mixed.

2.In a small bowl, combine water, sugar and 2 teaspoons of the olive oil.

3.Slowly add water mixture to flour mixture. More flour may be added (1-tablespoon at a time) if, after mixing, the dough is still too soft.

4.Knead dough well with hands for 20-25 seconds.

5. Place the dough in a small bowl that has been coated with a non-stick spray; turn the dough to lightly coat with 'oil'. Cover with plastic wrap or a small plate and allow dough to rise at room temperature for 35 to 40 minutes; dough should double in size.

6.Punch the dough down and let sit for 10 minutes.

7.With lightly floured hands, spread dough over a 12-14 inch pizza pan that has been sprayed with non-stick oil. Push the dough up to the edge of the pan forming a rim, if desired.

8.With a fork, prick the dough 10-15 times.

9.Brush with the remaining 1-teaspoon oil.


Dough Variations:
-Add two-tsp. caraway seeds to dough while kneading.
-Add ¾ cup shredded mozzarella to dough while kneading.
-Replace 1-cup of the flour, with 1-cup cornmeal.
-Replace any or all of the white flour with whole wheat flour.
-Add 2 tsp. cracked black pepper to flour and salt mixture.
-Add 2 Tbs. Minced garlic to the flour and salt mixture.
-Add 1 tsp. basil and 1 tsp. oregano to flour and salt mixture.
-Add 2 tsp. Mrs. Dash (any flavour) to flour and salt mixture.
-I like to add thyme and rosemary to the dough while kneading


Baking Suggestions

-Pre-cooking the shell for 5 minutes on each side will result in a crispier, more solid crust.

-Top shell as desired. Bake at 450 degrees for 14-16 minutes; watch carefully.

This recipe makes enough dough for 2-large pizzas.

I'll often divide the dough in four and freeze smaller balls for use as calzones later!

*cooking time includes "rising-time"
*calorie count given is for 1/2 this recipe (one LARGE serving). Really, each pizza should feed two! ;-)

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BONNIE1970.






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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The main reason I picked this recipe is because the instructions were easy to follow. It is definitely the best I've made and I even had picky eaters go back for more! This is a keeper! I used bread flour because I had it in my cabinet. - 6/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is my new favorite pizza dough recipe! It turned out just perfect. I even ate the crust (and I don't like crust!). Made with 1/2 whole wheat flour & thyme and rosemary. This will be a new staple in our house. - 5/8/09

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  • This recipe was easy to follow and my entire family loved it. I think I'll add a little less water next time as I had to add a half a cup of extra flour in order to really work with the dough, but it was still great. I'm not sure how to get 2 large pizzas out of this though, I only got one. - 1/3/12

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  • Needed extra flour, but turned out well. Will make again. - 11/5/11

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  • I've made this twice now, and it's fabulous every time. Forget ever ordering out for pizza again. My daughter and I have mastered the margherita pizza using this dough!
    - 10/31/11

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  • Very much like the pizza dough recipe that I grew up with. I like this one! - 4/29/11

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  • This is a great pizza dough recipe. It's just the right consistency for pizza or calzones or even stromboli. - 4/13/11

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  • Easy to make. Great taste. Will make this again. - 10/30/10

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  • Fantastic recipe! Made basic base for the daughter; and added cracked pepper, salt, sesame seeds & fresh rosemary to base my husband & I had. So much better than any bought pizza - 9/4/10

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  • This turned out so tasty that the kids actually ate the crusts - a miracle! :) And it was very simple to make. I plan on keeping some dough handy in the freezer for whenever we want to make pizza again - 2/21/10

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  • This is the best pizza dough recipe I have ever tried. My husband said it was perfect. I put rosemary and garlic & onion powder in the dough and it was wonderful! Thanks for sharing. - 12/12/09

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  • great dough! never made pizza dough before but this was so easy to follow. used wheat flour, rosemary and thyme as suggested. even the neighbors loved it! - 10/21/09

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  • This is such a simple and tasty recipe, I use it all the time. I constantly have a batch of dough in the freezer ready to use. Thanks! - 9/15/09

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  • I've made this twice now, the family really love it! Definitely a firm favourite, bakes beautifully, too, and wonderful taste and texture. Thank you. - 7/3/09

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  • This was so easy to make. The directions are simple. The taste was amazing! We even froze some and used it 3 days later. My husband and kids want to know when they can have more. - 6/27/09

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  • This is a great recipe. For a perfect pizza dough, I substituted bread flour—it gave the dough enough strength to be stretched very thin, and made the crust very crisp and chewy. The directions were very clear, and easy to follow. - 1/4/09

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  • I made a half recipe adding cracked black pepper and rosemary and then topped with two ounces of cheddar cheese and a few marinated artichoke hearts. I came out as a great and simple meal for one, very filling and low calorie, plus a great way to use up pantry clutter. I will be making this again! - 8/31/08

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