My Favorite Pizza Dough
I've been on a hunt for just the right pizza dough recipe for my family and I finally found it. I use my bread machine to mix the dough but you can use a stand mixer or it can be done by hand.
3/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon milk powder
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 1/4 cups bread flour
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. If using a bread machine, add ingredients in the order suggested in your manual. If using a stand mixer, mix all ingredients by hand and then transfer to your stand mixer for the kneading. Feel free to get creative by adding some garlic powder or herbs to your dough mix.
Kneading - if kneading by hand, knead dough for 10 minutes or until it springs back when touched.
If kneading by stand mixer, knead for 5 - 7 minutes (setting #2 on the KitchenAid).
If mixing and kneading by bread machine, use the dough cycle.
When kneading is complete, transfer dough to an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm area until about doubled in size. If using a bread machine, skip this step.
Roll out your dough - it will make 1 16" pizza or 2 13" pizzas. Or shape as you wish!
Preheat your oven to 425°F and prebake your pizza crust for 8 -9 minutes. Remove from oven and load it up with your toppings. Reduce your oven temperature to 375°F and return your pizzas to the oven to bake for another 20 minutes or until done.
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