Pizza Dough

Thanks goes to my friend the baker for this pizza dough recipe.

This is what she starts with:

Pizza Dough Recipe

A “preferment” of the yeast is recommended.  To do this, put 1 tsp of yeast into 1/2 cup of warm water with a pinch of sugar, and place this in a warm oven.  IMPORTANT: A “warm” oven means never above 130 degrees – anything above 130 and you’ll kill the yeast.  An easy way to do this if you have an older oven is to turn the oven on for a time and then off again.  Let the yeast brew in the warm oven overnight.  Doing this will give your dough more flavor.

When you’re ready to make the dough, add the additional cup of water and 1 1/2 tsp of yeast to the yeast that’s been brewing in the warm oven, and add that the rest of the ingredients on the above recipe card and follow the instructions.

The Pizza

Savory Tomato Sauce Pizza

Sauced with a standard tomato based pizza sauce

Topped with: chicken, tomatoes, pepperoni, spinach, cream cheese, mild cheddar, mozzarella

Pesto Margarita Pizza

Sauced with a generous coating of pesto (you can find this at your local grocery store)

Topped with: chicken, mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, spinach, crumbled feta cheese

Alfredo Chicken & Bacon Pizza

Sauced with a creamy white Alfredo sauce

Topped with: chicken, bacon, mushrooms, chopped red onion, mozzarella, basil

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Sauced with warm cream cheese , Franks RedHot hot sauce and garlic

Topped with: chicken, chopped red onions, mozzarella, mild cheddar, more garlic

Sauceless Olive Oil Pizza

Sauced with a light coating of olive oil and basil

Topped with: chicken, bacon, mushrooms, sliced tomatoes, spinach, sliced red onions, mozzarella

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