Pizza Dough

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
2 h 0 min 2
Pizza Dough
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1 3/4 cup All-purpose white flour
2 tbsp Cornmeal (yellow) (for dusting)
1 tsp Granulated sugar (ground into caster sugar, avoid grinding into powder)
3 tbsp Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Water (lukewarm)
2 tsp Yeast, active dry


Put the sugar and yeast in a small bowl and stir in 90 mL of water. Leave in a draught-free spot to activate. If the yeast does not bubble and foam in 5 minutes, discard it and start again.

Mix the flour and salt in a bowl or in a food processor fitted with a plastic blade. Add the olive oil, remaining water and the yeast mixture. Mix until the dough loosely clumps together.

Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead for 8 minutes, adding a little flour or a few drops of warm water, if necessary, until you have a soft dough that is not sticky but it dry to the touch.

Rub the inside of a large bowl with olive oil. Roll a shallow cross on the top of the ball with a sharp knife. Leave dough in the bowl, cover with a tea towel or put in a plastic bag and leave in a draught-free spot for 1-1.5 hours until it has doubled in size (or leave in the refrigerator for 8 hours to rise slowly).

Punch down the dough to its original size, then divide in half.
At this stage, dough can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 hours, or frozen. Bring it back to room temperature before continuing.

Makes two 12 inch pizza bases. Working with one portion at a time, push the dough out to make a thick circle Use the heels of your hands and work from the centre of the circle outwards, to flatten dough into a 30 cm (12 inch) circle with a slightly raised rim. (You can also use a rolling pin). The pizza dough is ready to use, as instructed in the recipe.

Cook on a lightly oiled tray, dusted with cornmeal. Be sure to put in the oven as quickly as possible.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 617
Calories from fat 200
Calories from saturated fat 31
Total Fat 22.2 g
Saturated Fat 3.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.5 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 604 mg
Potassium 178 mg
Total Carbohydrate 93 g
Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
Sugars 2.5 g
Protein 13.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 5.8

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