WordPress is just not being my friend today. I had a whole blog post typed out, and it auto saved NONE of it. BLAH!
So anyway. Today I’m going to tell you about Pizza Dough, because you need to make it. This is a modified version of the recipe in Pioneer Woman’s first cookbook. There is one in a subsequent book, but we like this one the best.
Here’s my version:
- 1 packet rapid rise yeast (make sure it says rapid or quick rise, not just active)
- 3 cups warm water
- 8 cups AP flour (note this recipe could easily be halved for a family of four or smaller, we just eat a lot of pizza!)
- 2/3 cup EVOO
- 2 tsp salt
This recipe could not be easier. You pour the yeast into the warm water and let it sit. Meanwhile, in your electric mixer, or by hand, put in the flour and salt, then add the EVOO on slow, until it’s just mixed. Then, gently mix the yeast and water, then add it into the mix on a low speed. Once it forms a dough ball, you’re done! Just set it into an oiled bowl, cover with a paper towel, and let it sit 1-2 hours. 2 hours is the sweet spot IMO, check it:
Then, stretch it out and place onto an OILED surface, either straight onto the pan, or on an aluminum foil lined pan. Waxed paper works in a pinch. Top with sauce, cheese, and your favorite toppings, and bake at 400-450 depending on your oven for 18ish minutes, until the cheese is bubbly, and crust is golden brown. If baking with kids, individual cake pans work great.
You can totally do this, behold:
I am so bad at formatting, I give up on today. I also suck at photography. Happy Monday, the end!