Paula’s Pizza Dough

I’ve made this twice now and the kids like it.  Some homemade pizza dough is not that great.  This one is easy to make and tastes good too.  It puffs up nice to make a great base for any tasty topping.  You could even make calzones.  I found it on Paula Dean’s website.  I even cheated on the rising time and it still worked great. 

Ingredients:

5 cup All Purpose Flour
2 pkgs Active Dry Yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoon salt
2 cup water, warm

 

Directions

In a standing mixer with a hook attachment, place the warm water, yeast and sugar and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Allow to sit until yeast begins to foam. Add flour and salt and mix the dough until it is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl. Drizzle half of the remaining olive oil over the top of the dough. Turn the dough over in the bowl cover and allow it to rise to approximately twice it’s size. (about an hour)
Punch the dough down and pour out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead again. Place it back in a bowl and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Turn over, cover and allow to rise a second time. After it has risen, punch it down again. It is now ready to roll out for your pizzas!

2 16” Round Pizzas
Inactive Prep. Time: 2 hrs
Prep Time: 20 min

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