Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pizza Dough

My brother, Shane, is the world's best pizza maker. He spent several years in high school working at a pizza place called Pizza Joe's. He was what we called the dough boy. He made all the dough for the pizza place every day. Now he does it for fun. The number one menu request when we go to Gulf Shores is pizza or roni rollers. After years of watching Shane make pizza dough, I finally attempted it myself several months ago. It's wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. So here it is - try it out!

6-7 c. all purpose flour
2 packs of yeast
2 1/2 c. lukewarm water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Place lukewarm water in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, salt, and yeast. Mix well until yeast is completely dissolved. Add 2 cups of flour at a time until 6 cups have been added. Then with the last 1 cup, add a little bit at a time until the dough is not wet. You will not need the entire cup & be careful not to get the dough too dry. At this point the dough ball should start pulling away from the bowl. If it is not then add a little more flour. You do not want to add too much as your dough will get dry. Once it's too dry there is nothing you can do but start over. Now lightly flour your counter and remove dough from mixing bowl. Work the flour into the dough by lightly kneading. Do not over work the dough. The dough should now be perfect and no longer sticky. Take another bowl and drizzle olive oil on the bottom of bowl. Take the ball of dough and coat on all sides with the oil. Cover bowl with dish towels. Allow dough to rise 25-30 minutes. I set my dough on the stove so that the heat from the warming oven helps speed up the process. Now you are ready to cut out portions of dough for pizza, roni rollers, etc.


Tammy McGowan said...

Awesome! i won't need a bread maker for this! i might try this next week.. and then post how i did, wish me luck! LOL!

Tammy McGowan said...

I did mske it... and it was great and easy! I will be doing this again!