|1-3/4 to 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast
OR Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very warm water (120 to 130°F)*
|3 tablespoons oil|
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute.
Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. (If using RapidRise Yeast, let dough rest at this point for 10 minutes.)
***I also add grated cheese and italian seasoning at this point***
Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.
Add sauce and toppings
Bake 12-15 mins
I have always used this recipe but recently we had pizza with our amazing friends, the Kozaks. They made us some pizza dough that was fluffier. We made it for New Year's Eve and it was a big hit:
-In a large bowl combine 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast and 1/2 tsp brown sugar.
-Add 1 1/2 cups of very warm water and mix well. Let sit for about 10 minutes until it looks foamy.
-Add about 3 cups of white flour, 1/2 cup at a time. You might not even end up using the whole 3 cups...you don't want the dough to be too sticky or too dry, that's the trick.
-In the same bowl with the dough still in it, just coat the edge and bottom of the bowl with olive oil or canola oil and turn the dough ball all around in it so that it is coated with the oil.
-Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and let it rise for about 1 hour.
-Preheat oven to 425.
-Punch the dough down so it is back into a ball. If it is really sticky just add a little flour until you can work with it. Just don't let it get to floury and dry.
-Rub a little flour on whatever stone or pan you want to use and put the dough on it.
-Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.
-Add sauce and toppings
-Cook for about 25-27 minutes.