September 9, 2008

Mama Jo's Pizza Dough

Great for traditional pizza or fried dough

Preheat oven to 400

1 package active dry yeast
1 1/2 cup warm water
4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
2 tbs olive oil

Mix yeast with warm water and sugar. Let stand without stirring for 5 mins.

In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt.

Add olive oil to yeast mixture, then add flour mix. Knead for 10

Place dough in lightly oiled bowl , turning to coat. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise for 2 hours in a warm place.

Punch dough down and divide into 2 balls, pinching the bottoms closed to keep air out. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise another hour in warm place. Sprinkle a little cornmeal on 2 oiled 14 inch pans. Pat and stretch dough, brush with oil, and top with favorite toppings.
Bake in 400 oven 25-30
mins or until golden brown. Cook dough on pizza stone for 5 mins before adding toppings. Or fry dough in veggie oil and serve with marinara sauce or powdered sugar

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