Yummi Homemade Pizza!

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This is my favorite pizza dough recipe of all time. Ever since I found it, i’ve never done anything else.

What you need :

1 cup warm water

2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

1 tablespoon sugar

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1½ cup regular flour (give or take)

1½ cup of durum flour

In a large mixing bowl, preferably that of a stand mixer, stir yeast and sugar into warm water. Sit for 5-10 minutes or until bubbles form and mixture starts to foam. This tells you that the yeast is alive and kicking. Pour in salt, oil and half the flour and mix.

Once that flour is incorporated, start adding flour in bit by bit until you get the pizza dough to the consistency you want: slightly tacky, but when you touch it it doesn’t stick to your hands.

Once you reach this stage, turn the mixer on high to knead for 6 minutes. Turn a timer on and walk away! Resist the temptation to stop earlier than 6 minutes! That seems to be the magical number. It should look something like this when it’s done!

The dough should be smooth and easy to work with. And the bowl should be clean!

Lightly grease the bowl & the dough so it doesn’t dry out, cover with plastic wrap and let it rise 1-2 hours. That’s it!

Tip from Soo: Really good with creme fraiche, finely sliced potatoes, fresh mozzarella and spices ( oregano, salt, pepper and rosemary) topping.

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