February 14, 2008

Another simple pizza dough

If you've tried my perfect pizza dough you will already be familiar with how to prepare a simple dough that allows you to make a luscious gourmet pizza. But, a real Italian pizza dough doesn't in fact have eggs as one of the ingredients. So, let's move on and try a more Italian recipe.

Ingredients (2 15" pizzas)
5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup warm water
3/4 cup warm milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar

Now, you can follow the same instructions as before. Basically, dissolve the yeast in sugared warm water and let it double its volume. Make a kind of hole in the flour (la fontana) and pour the active yeast in. Add the olive oil, the warm milk and stir using a fork, gradually incorporating the flour. Add the salt and begin to work the dough with your hands. When the dough is smooth and elastic, cover the bowl and let the dough rest at least 45 minutes. When it has doubled its volume, make two dough balls. Roll each ball, shaping the dough into a real pizza. Preheat the oven as hot as possible and cook with your favorite topping. At 450°F it should take about 25 minutes to be nice and golden brown.
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