Tuesday, 14 January 2014

PIZZA DOUGH

This is a really simple method for pizza dough and a great place to start if you’ve never made your own bread before. This dough recipe makes enough for 6 to 8 individual pizzas.
INGREDIENTS
4 ¼ cups white bread flour 
1¼ teaspoons fine sea salt
¼ oz. envelope active dried yeast
1 tablespoon honey or sugar
1¾ cups warm water
2 teaspoons olive oil
PROCEDURE·         Pile the flour and salt on to a clean surface and make a 7-inch well in the center. Add your yeast and sugar to the lukewarm water, mix up with a fork and leave for a few minutes, then pour into the well.·         Using a fork and a circular movement, slowly bring in the flour from the inner edge of the well and mix into the water. It will look like thick oatmeal – continue to mix, bringing in all the flour. When the dough comes together and becomes too hard to mix with your fork, flour your hands and begin to pat it into a ball.·         Knead the dough by rolling it backward and forward, using your left hand to stretch the dough toward you and your right hand to push the dough away from you at the same time. Repeat this for 10 minutes, until you have a smooth, springy, soft dough.·         Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let double in size for about 45 minutes.