After much trial and error this is the Best Pizza dough recipe EVER.
Well its easy, reliable and always turns out perfect.
So here we go.....
I use a Bread maker to make my pizza dough.
Takes about 45 minutes and I normally make 2 Family size, 1 Large size (a little thicker) and two Small for the kids.
You need the following into the bread mixer bowl in this order.
300 mls of water
2 Table spoons of Olive oil
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Sugar
500 Grams of OO Flour (very important to find and use OO flour)
2 Teaspoons of active dry yeast (I keep mine in the fridge)
Put Bread maker onto pizza setting.
When its ready remove from bowl onto OO floured bench
Form into a large ball
Cover with a tea towel, and go do something else
3 hours before you want cook knock back the dough (smack all the air out and form it into a ball
Divide the ball into 4
On a OO floured bench
Make each piece into a nice round ball (Use a little OO flour if needed)
Cover with a tea towel
Go do something else
1-2 hour before you want to prepare the pizzas for the oven
Gentle gentle gentle form your dough balls into the perfect pizza base.
I normally work from the inside and work out using my fingers to form the perfect pizza base and leaving a nice un squashed outer edge that will puff up and create the perfect a crust.
Look you can use a rolling pin but I prefer to do it my hand for that authentic look.
I do it this way except for the around the back shoulder roll trick! I dont do that bit.........
Dont put too much on your Pizza base...... Less is more and will turn out much better
250 degrees approx 8 mins.
I hope you enjoy