Pizza Dough

As I mentioned last week, one of the things we made during our Boston bloggers class at King Arthur Flour was pizza dough. Pizza dough is one of those things that I’ve never made at home and have been wanting to for some time now.

We topped these pizzas with a small amount of sauce and fresh mozzarella prior to baking. After they came out of the oven, we topped the pizza with parmesan and basil. I love these pizza boxes they had for us to transport our pizzas!

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Pizza Dough

Yield: 2 crusts

Ingredients:

2 cups (8 oz) flour
1 1/4 tsp instant yeast
3/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 - 3/4 cup warm water

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.

Stir in the olive oil.

Stir in the water, adding the last few tablespoons slowly to see if they are needed - a wet dough is preferable although more challenging to work with.

Turn the dough out onto work surface to knead until smooth and shiny. Be sure to follow the fold, roll, turn, method and be gentle with the dough. Try not to incorporate any more flour than is absolutely necessary.

Put dough into an oiled bowl and cover. Allow to rise until it has doubled in volume.

Turn out the dough onto a floured surface to shape the pizza.

Divide the dough into two pieces.

Begin by patting one of the pieces of dough into a disk as thin as possible until it resists stretching. Let the dough rest for a minute before picking it up with one hand and holding it vertically above your work space. Rotating the disk of dough above yoursurface, begin stretching the edges until the disk of dough is large enough to drape over the back of the knucles of both hands.

Your hands should be palm down and parallel to your work surface. Begin roatting the dough in one direction over the surface of your knuckles, slowly moving your hands wider apart and using a slight flipping motion to move the dough. This action provides tension against the dough to fully stretch it. Try not to provide so much tension that the dough tears; although, little holes can always be patched.

If the dough resists any of these steps put it down on the floured surface, cover it and let it rest for a minute or two until it relaxes again.

Recipe from King Arthur Flour

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10 Responses to “Roasted Beets, Turnips, and Carrots”

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    SHERRY MURPHY — February 7, 2013 at 5:40 am

    fig vinegar? i am assuming this is the balsamic vinegar?

    • beantownbaker — February 7th, 2013 @ 6:34 am

      I fixed the recipe to be consistent. Any dark flavored vinegar that you enjoy would be perfect in this recipe.

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    Hani@haniela's — February 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    This dish sounds delicious, I love roasting veggies.

    • beantownbaker — February 8th, 2013 @ 10:14 am

      Me too. In fact it’s pretty much the only way I prepare veggies…

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    Liz @ EatingPlaces — February 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I love roasted veggies, especially beets! Looks beautiful.

    • beantownbaker — February 11th, 2013 @ 11:21 am

      Beets are one of my favorites too. Can you believe I had never had one until a couple years ago?!?

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    Mike — October 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I used 4 tbs butter and 4 tbs olive oil.
    Tossed vegatables, oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, 2 tsp or so dry sage and 2 tsp or so dry rosemary in large bowl and then spread on two baking sheets.
    Roasted for 30 minutes and then rotated cooking sheets in oven and roasted for another 30 minutes. No stirring required

    Added 4 smoked Polish sausages cut into 1″ pieces for last 30 minutes.

    Next time I will line cooking sheets with foil to make cleanup simpler.

    A real keeper!!

    • beantownbaker — October 28th, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

      What a great addition with the sausages!!

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    Zanne — March 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I had a beet that was wasting away in the fridge and a lonely turnip too. So I added them and 2 large carrots, all peeled and chunked, into a baking dish. Topped with 2 Tbsp sliced butter, coated with 2 tsp dried sage, half tsp rosemary, salt & pepper. After 1 hour in the oven, stirred, splashed with apple cider vinegar, and served. Very satisfying, and a nice accompaniment to roast chicken. Thanks for sharing!

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