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 “Avocado Chocolate Ganache Mousse”

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    natalie@thesweetslife — January 7, 2014 at 11:08 am

    so there’s no cocoa or chocolate in it whatsoever or is that a typo? wondering how it gets that rich chocolate color! πŸ™‚

    • beantownbaker — January 10th, 2014 @ 10:43 am

      You’re right. Sorry about that – it’s a typo… I have updated the recipe. It calls for a heaping 1/2 cup of cocoa.

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    Katina — January 7, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I just discovered your blog after looking up a recipe for Butterbeer πŸ™‚ I love your photos and, most importantly, I want to eat them all! Looking forward to following your blog!

    • beantownbaker — January 10th, 2014 @ 10:43 am

      Glad to have you!

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    Rima — January 8, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I believe you have forgotten to add the chocolate part of this recipe.

    • beantownbaker — January 10th, 2014 @ 10:43 am

      You’re right. Sorry about that. I have updated the recipe. It calls for a heaping 1/2 cup of cocoa.

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    Shannon — January 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    i looove chocolate avocado pudding! i make mine with maple syrup and almond butter instead of honey, but i’ll have to try and mix it up from time to time πŸ™‚

    • beantownbaker — January 12th, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

      Oh I’ll have to try it your way too!

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    Rima — January 12, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Thanks!! Now I gotta try this…. Can’t wait!

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    Jeston Hodge — December 25, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks so much for this recipe! It’s awesome and tastes really good. I wrapped it inside of a dark chocolate shell and they made the most perfect chocolate truffles. Everyone loved them for Christmas! Thanks again.

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