Last month I tried a new pizza dough recipe. A few months before that, I had read in Men’s Health about an easy pizza dough that did not require hours of preparation (I had been using a no-knead dough recipe that required an 18 hour rise (more details below). I am always looking for both more efficient and tasty recipes for pizza dough. My wife enjoys the one I had been making but I am all for tweaking and improving so I decided to try this new (to me) recipe. I was fairly certain I had left the magazine in a spot in my treadmill room but lo and behold it wasn’t there. I resorted to trying to google the same recipe and don’t know if it was the exact one I had read about initially but I went with it.
Quicker pizza dough ingredients:
- 6 cups AP flour
- 2 1/4 cups room temperature water (recipe called for cold water)
- 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 Tbsp kosher salt
- Add 3 cups of flour and 1/2 tsp yeast to 2 1/4 cups of water in a large bowl and combine
- In a separate bowl, mix remaining 3 cups of flour with the salt.
- I then added in the flour mix to the flour-water combination (from step 1) and kneaded it within the bowl for about 5 minutes.
- I let the dough rest – covered – for 30 minutes.
- The dough was separated into 4 (relatively) parts and 3 of them saved in saran wrap and frozen for later use.
- I split the dough into 2 balls and made pizzas from them.