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Making Pizza Dough Tutorial

Mary Ann Esposito


1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (110F-115F)
3 1/2 to 3 3/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil



In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in 1/2-cup warm water. Allow the yeast to proof until it is foamy, about 10 minutes.

Add the remaining 1-cup of warm water, combining it well with the yeast. Add 3 cups of the flour and the salt. Mix the dough with your hands or use a mixer with a dough hook, adding the remaining flour as needed to make dough that holds together.

Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it for about 10 minutes, or until the dough is soft and not sticky. Grease a bowl with the olive oil. Put the dough in the bowl and turn a few times to coat with the oil. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let it rise for 2 hours in a warm place.

Punch down the dough and knead it for a few minutes on a lightly floured surface. Use the dough to make one large thick pizza or divide it in half to make two small ones.
This recipe is featured on show 1626 - Pizza Pugliese Style.

item recipe is featured in Episode 1626 of Season 16.

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  1. Sonia T.'s avatar

    Sonia T.

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    How long do you bake it in the oven and at what temperature? Also, do you bake it alone first or bake it with ingredients all together?
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    Ihope rosemary keeps on cooking
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    How long should bake it and what temperature.?
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    I believe she states that the temp to bake at is 375 degrees and I would assume until golden brown around the edges. I was wondering if this recipe would work well with a baking stone too?
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    I love you show I use to watch a lot of cooking shows but I like yours the best because you make recipes easy and make them look easy. I'm 75 and I like these easy now but I am looking for a pizza crust recipe that you made with the "non yeast by fleishmans". My husband doesn't like the heavy yeast taste and he likes a thin crust so I keep trying.Thanks
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    How long do I bake in oven for pizza &how do I make piizza sauce
    Thank you
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    How long do I bake in oven for pizza &how do I make piizza sauce
    Thank you
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    Imade pizza dough&I wasn't sure how long go bake at 375, this dough is great but next time I will divide the dough in thirds, I like the dough alittle thinner, did the 12 inch, but the dough was very good.
    I enjoy your TV shows.
    Thank you for all you ideas,
    Take care
    Mary Machado

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