pizza dough recipe

Pizza dough or bread is kind of a bread which is used as the base of variety of pizzas, in order to see this cooking tutorial stay tuned.

Ingredients needed for 4 people

  • 3 glasses of white flour
  • 1 glass of water
  • 1 table spoon of instant dough yeast
  • ¼ tea spoon of salt
  • 1 table spoon of olive oil

The recipe of pizza dough

First phase

First mix the instant yeast dough powder with a glass of lukewarm water and place it in a warm place for 5 to 10 minutes so that it becomes prepared and its amount becomes twice as big as its original amount. Next fist the flour twice so that it becomes soft and smooth fully, then pour it in a spacious bowl.


Second phase

Make some space in the middle of the flour and then pour the dough power yeast with olive oil and salt in it. Next start mixing and kneading the ingredients up to the extent that you have a smooth and coherent dough.


Third phase

In this phase pour some flour on the surface of a flat board and place the dough on it and knead it for a while to get rid of the excessive air between it.
After the dough is ready, grease a suitable pot with some liquid oil and then place the dough in the pot and cover the pot with a clean piece of cloth. You should place the pot in a warm place so the dough rests for an hour and becomes prepared.


Fifth phase

After 2 hours the amount of the dough must be twice as big as it was. After the dough is prepared, pour some flour on the surface then split the dough into 4 equal pieces and place it on the flour.


Sixth phase

Knead each of the 4 pieces in separately and spread each in a pizza mold and place them aside for 30 minutes so the dough rests a bit again.


Seventh phase

In this phase turn the oven on 260 degrees so that it’s heated up. After the oven is hot enough place a dish full of water in it so the steam moisturizes the oven. after 30 minutes’ place the dough dishes in the oven.


Eighth phase

After 15 minutes the first phase of cooking the pizza dough is complete and you should remove them from the oven. In this phase you can pour the pizza ingredients on the doughs and place them back in the oven so the pizzas are prepared or place the doughs in a plastic bag and keep them in the fridge.


Some points for making better doughs


What should we do not to have a dry pizza dough?

One of the problems of beginner chefs in preparing pizza dough is that their doughs become dry after the first phase of cooking. Dry pizza doughs are the result of different factors that we’re discussing the most important ones next.


Moisture in oven

In order to solve this problem, as explained above, before placing the doughs in the oven, place a small dish of water in the oven so the oven is moisturized. This prevents the doughs from drying while being cooked.


Heavy dough

Another important reason of dry doughs is that the dough has become too heavy before being placed in the oven, pizza dough must be a bit soft and adding too much flour causes it to become heavy.


What kind of flour is good for making pizza doughs?

The best flour for preparing pizza dough is the special bakery flour, which has a softer and smoother texture in comparison to the other types of bread flours. Using bakery flour causes the pizza dough become crispier and puffier at the end.


Pizza dough without yeast

Yeast causes the dough become puffier and crispier and you can use other options as well when you’re in hurry, for example you can use baking powder instead of yeast to make the dough puffy and crispy. Another option is using baking soda which’ll make the dough puffy but because of the harmful effects of it on body we don’t suggest that.


Freezing the pizza dough

In order to freeze the pizza dough first make some rolls and place them in plastic bags. Now you can keep the dough for 3 months in the freezer, and to use it it’s better take it out of freezer the night before and place it in the fridge so that the ice would break slowly.

Thanks to Chishi

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