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Rustic Italian Pizza Dough Recipe

6 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

2 hours 17 minutes

total time

Ingredients

5 cups all purpose (or 00 flour ) (+ some for dusting)

1 ½ tsp instant dry yeast (or active dry yeast)

1 ½ tsp sea salt

2 ¼ cups COLD water

1 tbs extra virgin olive oil

Caramelized onions

Arrabiata Sauce

Heirloom Tomatoes

Fresh Basil

Green Onions

Smoked Mozzarella Cheese

Sauteed Mushrooms

Ricotta Meatballs

Roasted Peppers

Directions

Preheat your oven as high as it will go for at least 45 minutes to one hour with the pizza stone already inside. (I baked at 525"F but check your pizza stone for max temperature).

In the bowl of your kitchen aid and using the paddle attachment mix the flour, sea salt and yeast on low speed until all is incorporated then add the COLD water.

Switch to the dough hook and mix together on low speed for 8 to 10 minutes. The dough should be smooth and sticky but should not stick to the sides of the bowl, only a little to the bottom.

NOTE - If the dough sticks to the sides sprinkle in a little more flour, if it is too dry then add a bit more water. This will vary every time you make it so keep extra flour handy.

After the 8 minutes have passed remove the dough from the mixer and cut it into 6 pieces and form them into rounds. Place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet and drizzle with 1 tbs or so of extra virgin olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature and rise for 2 hours in a draft free area, I prefer the cold oven. ( At this stage you can also freeze the dough individually or place in the fridge overnight or a couple of days).

Sprinkle the counter with a little bit of flour, take one piece of dough and press down on it with your fingers until you have 1/2" thick circle or oval. Using your fists and knuckles start stretching the dough until 10" in diameter making sure not to tear it ( this should be easy since it is a small pie).

Dust your pizza peel (or a piece of cardboard) very well with semolina flour or corn meal and set your pizza dough on it making sure it slides easily when moved. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of the pizza sauce in the center and spread it around with the back of a spoon leaving 1 inch of space at the edges and making sure not to get any on the peel. Sprinkle with the mozzarella and add your favorite toppings. ( Don't add too many toppings, keep in mind this is a thin crust and a couple of toppings will suffice ).

Gently slide the pie on the preheated pizza stone in a hot 525"F degree or more oven, and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown on the edges. When making the breakfast pizza I find that the egg cooks perfectly in 6 minutes.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the basil and freshly grated parmigiano reggianno. Allow to rest for a few minute for the cheese to set.

By Hand Method

Pour the flour into a large bowl. Add the yeast, salt and cold water and using a wooden spoon mix to combine well.

Sprinkle some flour on a work surface/kitchen counter and dump the pizza dough. Sprinkle some more flour on top and using your hand knead the dough for about 10 to 15 minutes until a smooth ball forms but still a little bit sticky on the bottom. Follow the steps above afterwards.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

410 kcal

Total Fat

4 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

3 g

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

-

Sodium

589 mg

Total Carbohydrate

81 g

Dietary Fiber

4 g

Total Sugars

0.3 g

Protein

12 g

6 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

2 hours 17 minutes

total time
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