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Perfect Parmesan Pizza Dough

Perfect Parmesan Pizza Dough

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This recipe makes enough dough for 4 (12-inch) pizza crusts. Use to make as many pizzas as desired, then refrigerate any remaining dough up to 2 days or freeze up to 3 months.

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  1. Mix 4 cups flour, Parmesan, yeast and salt in large bowl. Add water and oil; stir until mixture forms soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface 5 min. or until smooth and elastic, gradually adding remaining flour.
  2. Cut dough into 4 pieces. (Each piece is enough for a 12-inch pizza.) Spray each piece with cooking spray. If using immediately, cover desired number of dough pieces loosely with plastic wrap; let stand 15 min.
  3. Place each remaining dough piece in separate resealable freezer-weight plastic bag that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Seal bags; refrigerate up to 2 days or freeze up to 3 months.
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I reduced the recipe to 6 servings and made one pizza, following the instructions exactly. I baked it for 20 minutes at 400F. The dough came together and rolled nicely. However, it did not rise. When I left it to rest 15 minutes, it stayed inert. When I cooked it, the bottom crisped up, but the rest stayed thin and doughy. I'm not sure if it was the requirement of cold water that did it... doesn't yeast (even instant yeast) usually need warm water to grow? Maybe I'll try this again with warm water.


Thanks for sharing the recipe. My pizza dough never turns out. I followed this recipe without making any changes and it was perfect. My family loved it


This is such an unbelievable, probably best tasting pizza dough I have yet made. With some minor modifications this can be one of your favorite pizza dough recipes as well. I didn't have instant rise yeast so I used a package of rapid rise yeast instead, since I did this alternation I used warm water instead of the cold. I added a teaspoon of garlic powder to the dry ingredients and after kneading the dough I covered and let rise for about 2-3 hours until the dough doubled. I then divided into 4 balls and refrigerated remaining dough I wasn't going to use. When I have baked this at a 525 degree oven for 10 min my white pizza came out better than an authentic brick oven pizzeria (thats what my husband said). Overall just amazing! I never tried parmesan pizza dough before and now it will probably be my all time fav!! A must for a white pizza recipe!!! Try!!