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Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    18 h 35 m
Chef John

Chef John

This pizza dough produces a very nice pizza crust--flavorful, tender, with just the right amount of chewiness.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 485 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 8 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 89.3g
  • 29%
  • Protein:
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 732 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Stir whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, yeast, salt, sugar, olive oil, and warm water with a spatula until formed into a sticky ball of dough that pulls away from sides of a large bowl, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Cover the bowl with a light cloth or plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place (80 to 95 degrees F (27 to 35 degrees C)) for 18 hours, until doubled in size.
  3. Preheat the oven to 550 degrees F (280 degrees C). Sprinkle a baking sheet with cornmeal.
  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and sprinkle with more flour. Form the dough into a rectangle, and cut it into four equal parts. Shape each piece into a ball, stretching and tucking the dough to create a smooth surface, adding more flour if needed. Cover the dough balls with a towel and let rest for 15 minutes.
  5. To shape the dough, sprinkle the surface with flour and lightly pat flat. Use a rolling pin to form a thin disk about 9 inches in diameter.
  6. Transfer the formed crust to the prepared baking sheet and top as desired. Bake on the bottom rack for 4 minutes, move to the middle rack and bake for 5-6 minutes more minutes, until the bottom is crispy and the top is lightly browned. Move to cooling rack to cool slightly before serving.
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Carol Rasberry
67

Carol Rasberry

3/9/2012

okay, I just watched the video of chef john making this but I swear he just used 16oz of flour to make 4 pizzas. This calls for 4 cups or 32 oz of flour and says it makes 4 pizzas so I'm confused. I will make it tomorrow then come back and update my review after I figure out what the hey is going on.

Baking Nana
56

Baking Nana

4/12/2012

This dough is pretty good but it really needs more like 3 1/2 cups flour. If you watch the video Chef John weighs the flour - 16 oz - which equates to closer to 3 1/2 cups rather than 3 cups. I made the dough the night before - let it sit until the next afternoon - I made pizza for the kids when they came home from school. They love pizza and this was no exception.

wayschool
43

wayschool

3/16/2012

This recipe reminds me of the artisan bread in five minutes a day recipe I found on the NY Times website. The bread recipe is made in an ice cream bucket and does not have olive oil, otherwise it is a similar recipe and my favorite bread EVER!

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