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Pizza Dough–Stand Mixer Method


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 6 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 6 mins
  • Yield: 2 medium pizzas
  • Category: Pizza Dough
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Start out by watching our Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Video


Ingredients

  • 450 grams (3 cups) flour
  • 2 teaspoons (1 packet) instant yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon (1 glug) olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon (2 pinches) kosher salt
  • 1 1/3 cups warm water
  • Cornmeal

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all ingredients (except cornmeal). Leave out a small amount of the water.
  2. Using the dough hook from the mixer, stir until a loose dough forms. If a dough doesn’t form, add the rest of the water. If the dough is extremely wet and sticky, and a pinch of flour.
  3. Attach the dough hook to the mixer and start on a low speed. Gradually increase the speed to medium until a ball forms. This should take about 30 seconds. If the dough does not release from the sides of the bowl, add a pinch of flour. If the dough is very dry and floury, add a small amount of water.
  4. Once the dough forms into a ball, allow the mixer to knead for 8 minutes at medium-high.
  5. After the kneading is finished, divide the dough in half. Using floured hands, gently shape each dough into a boule. Set each boule on a floured surface and dab with a little bit of olive oil to keep moist. Cover with a damp towel and allow to rise for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. To stretch the dough, pick up the risen dough and gently shape it into a circle. Do not over-work or fold the dough. Drape the dough over both of your knuckles and rotate it around, allowing gravity to stretch it into a circle. If the dough starts to resist stretching, put it down and allow it to rest for a few minutes, at which point it will stretch more easily.
  7. Sprinkle a little bit of cornmeal onto a pizza peel or rimless baking sheet. Place the stretched dough onto the peel and quickly add toppings. Cook at 500° for 5-7 minutes until browned. Enjoy!

Notes

Start this recipe about an hour before you want to make your pizza. Start pre-heating your oven 15 minutes into the rise time.