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This Pizza Dough is a the basic recipe to make Pizzas, bread sticks, garlic knots etc. It’s super simple to make and tastes much better than the store bought ones. You can prepare the dough and store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Rest Time: 2 hours

Bake Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 2 large pizzas or 1 large pizza and 3 pan size pizzas.

Ingredients:

All purpose flour: 3.5 cups
Salt: 2 teaspoons
Olive oil: 4 tablespoons
Sugar : 1 teaspoon
Warm water: 1 1/2 cups (110 degrees F) + 4 tablespoons
Instant dry yeast: 1 envelope (2 1/4 teaspoons)

Method:

Take the yeast, sugar and 1.5 cups of warm water and rest it for 15 minutes so the yeast rises.

Take the flour, salt, 2 tablespoons of oil and add the yeast. Knead into a soft dough adding a tablespoon of water as needed.
Grease the bowl with 2 tablespoons of oil and place the dough in it. Put a plastic wrap on top of the bowl and keep it in a warm place for 1.5 hours.
The dough will double the size. Punch it down, make the dough into 2 balls and plastic wrap them for 10 minutes.
Pizza dough is ready to make pizzas or store it in a airtight container and refrigerate.

Note:

If you are living in a hotter place like India, Bluebird is the best yeast and dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup of warm water and use rest of the 1 cup of water while kneading the dough. Also, increase the All Purpose Flour to 4 cups.