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Pizza Dough

OttawaEggOttawaEgg Posts: 283
edited 10:04AM in Baking
Ingredients2 envelopes yeast (just the regular stuff) 1 cup lukewarm water 1 tsp sugar 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 5lb bag all-purpose flour 1/4 cup melted shortening 5-6 cups lukewarm water. InstructionsMix yeast and sugar with 1 cup lukewarm water, and let it rest (starting the yeast) I use a big (and I mean BIG) bowl for this: Put most of the flour in the bowl - I'd say around 3/4 of the bag. Add the salt and mix it in. Add the prepared yeast from the cup, melted shortening and about 4 cups of water. Mix and knead, adding water / flour as necessary until dough is smooth and elastic. You probably won't use all the flour or water. You'll know its close when it doesn't stick to your fingers so much. Form it into a big ball (a glob really LOL), and drizzle some olive oil on it to cover the exposed part. Cover the bowl with a towel (not touching the dough) and let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours. The dough should about double in size. Whack the puppy down , and press out as many bubbles as you can. You should be pretty much back to the original size. Hit it with the olive oil again (as above), cover again and let rise 2nd time for 1 1/2 hours. Now you can dump it onto a floured surface. Give it a quick knead to get the bubbles out again and cut it into portions for your zaza. NotesNumber of Servings: 6-8Time to Prepare: about 4 hours
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