How to make it

  • Dissolve the yeast in the heated water (85°F) and set aside. Allow to set for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Mix together the flour, salt and sugar. With the processor running add the yeast through the chute, then in a steady stream add the water until the dough forms a ball. STOP immediately.
  • Turn out onto a floured board and sift with flour to be able to handle. Knead for several minutes to develop the gluten. Coat with the oil and allow to rise until double in size.
  • Punch down and knead for a couple of minutes.
  • If you are making focaccia, form into a ball and see Focaccia Recipe.
  • If you are making Shirley Galladora's Italian Loaf, form into a ball and see Shirley Galladora's Italian Loaf Recipe.
  • If you are making pizza; to make medium pizzas, divide the dough into two halves and into 4 quarters for small 10-1/2-inch pizzas. Form the portions into balls.
  • Pat the ball of dough into a rough circle and continue with a rolling pen to form the pizza the right size and shape, about 3/8 to 1/4-inch thick.
  • If you are using an oiled baking pan for the pizza roll it into a circle about 1/4 inch larger that the pan. The edges can be folded under to form the rim of the crust.
  • Or, if you are baking the pizza on an oiled flat baking surface, gently push some of the dough from the center toward the edge to make the rim higher.
  • In either case, lightly oil the surface to contain the pizza and arrange the pizza on the oiled surface. The prepared crust is now ready for filling and then baking.

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    " It was excellent "
    brianna ate it and said...
    What a nice easy recipe. Can't wait to try it out on lots of recipes. 5 forks
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    I made focaccia from this recipe and it was delicious. I added Kalamata olives, fresh garlic, rosemary, Feta cheese, and a little parmesan. Wished for dried tomatoes, but it was delicious like it was. Super, super!
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  • oldgringo 14 years ago
    kakla, I'm gonna keep you around! You just made my day. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    kukla ate it and said...
    Your care & 'devotion??' to making sure that recipes & methods of basic cooking are explained makes all the difference in the world! Pizza dough is pizza dough, but the detail that you include [in this recipe, and in ALL your recipes] is what makes things just 'work'. You would be a fantastic teacher :)
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    Will make this for supper! Thanks.
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