We hosted our traditional pizza making party to celebrate Jason’s birthday this year. It was also a great way to celebrate Melissa and Mike’s birthdays as well. Our dough recipe hasn’t changed much but is copied below again- it’s crispy and flavorful.
PART 1, Starter Dough:
1.) Dissolve 2 TSP Sugar, 2/3 Cup Warm (not lukewarm- WARM) Water, add 2
yeast packets or equivalent. mix and let stand for about 5 minutes till slightly foamy on top.
PART 2, Dough:
4.) Melt 1/2 stick of butter in a 1 cup measuring cup, add warm water to make 1 cup, set aside.
too wet add more flour, too dry add more warm water.) should come together in a nice clean ball.
7.) Let the mixer beat the dough really well for a few minutes and then form it into a ball within the mixing bowl, place a wet towel over it- let it rise in a warm environment and then beat it down at least 3 times before using the dough (every 1/2 hour to an hour).
Using the Dough:
8.) Pinch a small hand full of dough per pizza, about a fist size.
11.) Bake in hottest oven temp you can get! ( we do 550 for 5-7 minutes)