Kitchen Basics: Pizza Dough

Homemade pizzaI L-O-V-E pizza. It's one of my favorite foods in the whole world. Me and pizza go way back and I've been making this pizza dough for, like, ever. It reminds me of the pizza place in my grandparent's little hometown (Hip Pocket Pizza!!!). It's not really thick crust and it's not thin either. It's a great hand-tossed version.Pizza dough recipeEmma's Favorite Pizza Dough, makes one 14 inch pizza.

Needed: 3/4 cup warm water, 3/4 teaspoon instant dry yeast, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1 1/2 cup flour, 1/8 teaspoon baking soda, 1/8 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons olive oil.

In a small bowl combine the water, yeast and sugar. Stir to dissolve, set aside. In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the yeast water and the olive oil. Knead for a couple minutes until dough is well combined and somewhat elastic. Lay in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to rise for 2 hours.Pizza recipeBest pizza dough recipePunch dough down (get angry!) and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll out. Try to make a decent little circle, I never really achieve this though. :) Bake at 375 F for 5-6 minutes then cover with sauce cheese and favorite toppings. Finish baking for another 10-12 minutes. 

Do you have a favorite pizza dough recipe? We'd love to hear it. Happy baking. xo. Emma

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