Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough

Ingredients

    • 3 tsp active dry yeast
    • 2 tsp white sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups warm water (105º to 115ºF)
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2/3 cup olive oil
    • 2 tsp salt

Prep time:
Dough rise time: 6 hours
Makes 2 regular size pizza crusts

Instructions

  1. Dissolve the sugar and yeast in a small bowl with the water. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to allow the yeast to activate and form a creamy foam.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients into mixing bowl. Knead dough 2 to 3 minutes till the dough comes together.
  3. Form dough into a ball and put it in a buttered bowl turning it to coat dough with butter. Cover dough with plastic wrap and drape a towel over the bowl. Let dough rise at room temperature for 6 hours or until doubled in size.
  4. After dough has risen punch it down and let it rest covered for 15 minutes. Divide the dough into two equal portions and roll out to form the pizza crusts.