Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Awesome Pizza Dough

This pizza dough is terrific to work with. It has a subtly sweet flavor from the honey and goes well with a lot of different sauces and toppings. You can roll the dough out in advance and put it in the freezer for a rainy day.

Seasonality: All Year

Drink Pair: Pilsner

1/2 oz fresh yeast
3/4 cup room temperature water
1 tsp sugar
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1 TBS honey
10 oz bread flour

-Dissolve the yeast in water.
-Mix in sugar, olive oil, salt and honey.
-Then combine with the flour to form a dough.
-Rest the dough 10 minutes and then knead it for 10 minutes or until a very smooth ball forms.
-Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
-Turn the dough and refrigerate for 2 hours.
-Divide the dough in half and roll two 10-12 inch pies. Be careful in this stage not to overwork the dough. This will get the gluten strands to contract and make it hard to stretch the crusts thin.

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