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Master Pizza Dough

No recipe image available.Homemade pizza crust is easy to make and worth the extra effort just for the taste alone.

Recipe Ingredients:

5 3/4 to 6 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 (0.25-ounce) package rapid rise or active dry yeast or 2 1/4 teaspoons
2 cups water
1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large bowl combine 2 cups flour, salt and yeast.
  2. In small saucepan heat water and olive oil to 125° to 130°F (50° to 55°C). Add dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes with electric mixer at medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally.
  3. With spoon, stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough.
  4. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, 4 to 6 minutes.
  5. Cover; let rest 10 minutes for rapid rise yeast; 20 minutes for active dry yeast.
  6. Divide in half; shape and bake half according to selected recipe. Freeze remaining half.

Makes 2 pizza crusts.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.