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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14 Responses to “Oven Roasted Chickpeas”

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    Funandfearlessinbeantown — February 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I was also totally inspired by the same blog post and made them with a spicy kick! These are totally addictive!

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    Kathy Day — February 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Noms! I love to roast chickpeas with Asparagus in the spring. It’s one of my favorite quick meals, but I still havent cooked them crispy for snacking yet…. You are now person number 5 (or more I lost count) to post these so I think they are in odred very soon!

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    Cathy — February 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    looks good! I saw a recipe from the whole living magazine last week that I was going to try too.

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    Pyjammy Pam — February 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Okay, that is seriously spooky. I was *just* about to go look for a recipe for these (I bought a can of chickpeas a few weeks ago to make some) and up popped your blog in my google reader. Woo!

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    Janelovrut — February 2, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Mmm, so glad everyone is loving these. And now I know what to make for my friend’s superbowl party! Thanks for the reminder!

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    Sarah C — February 2, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I love that you use canned chickpeas for this! When I saw the title I thought “mmm, tasty, but you probably have to do dried chickpeas and blah blah blah”. But you don’t! And it’s a perfect quick use for the extra cans I have in the pantry so that I don’t have to keep making hummus. 🙂

    I’ve already put some of your Super Bowl recipes on my menu for Sunday, including the mini ham & cheese sandwiches. We live in Pittsburgh and are huge Steelers fans, so we’re REALLY EXCITED!!!

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — February 2, 2011 at 2:41 am

    Hope your Superbowl menu turns out great. Although I have to admit, I’ll be rooting against your team!

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    Shannon — February 2, 2011 at 5:21 am

    love the smoked paprika 🙂

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    Jessica — February 2, 2011 at 5:46 am

    I have yet to try these and really just need to jump in and do it! Thanks for the reminder 😉

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    Katie — February 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Have been meaning to make these! So yummy to snack on and crazy good for you. Need to make these soon..

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    Neev — February 4, 2011 at 1:17 am

    Great snack. What if I am dried chickpeas not canned. Does it need to be soaked overnight?
    Neev

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    Lisa @Karma Per Diem — February 4, 2011 at 1:29 am

    How interesting! I love chickpeas and am going to make these this weekend! Thanks!

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    Jen @ BeantownBaker.com — February 4, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Neev – I’m really not sure how to do this with dried chickpeas. I’ve only used canned. I would assume you would want to soak them overnight first.

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    Pyjammy Pam — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Okay, that is seriously spooky. I was *just* about to go look for a recipe for these (I bought a can of chickpeas a few weeks ago to make some) and up popped your blog in my google reader. Woo!

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