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What's the secret sauce...in the dough!

What's the secret sauce...in the dough!

Looking for a great pizza dough? What's the main ingredients?  Flour, Sugar, Yeast, Water, & Salt.  All these are the simple ingredients to pizza dough, but time and temperature are what takes it to the next level!

Giving your dough the time to rest after mixing to let the dough to relax.  Grab yourself a glass of wine or nice hoppy IPA.  After a second mix give your dough anywhere from 24 to 72 hours to optimize the fermentation of the yeast in cool refrigerator.

Finally it's pizza day get that pizza dough out of the refrigerator it's time to warm it up.  Here is that secret sauce of any recipe for pizza dough.  Warm up that dough to room temperature aproximately 75°F!  This should take about an hour if you put a bowl with your dough in bowl and put that bowl in another bowl of warm water (between 95°F to 105°F).

All that said and done it's time to form your pizza and sauce it up!  Use your favorite recipe when using this method or use the one below!

  • 628 Grams (~4 Cups) - Bread Flour, plus a bit to dust work surfaces
  • 1 Tbps - White Sugar (Give that yeast something to eat!)
  • ¾ Tsp - Instant Yeast
  • 1½ Cups - Cool water, about 65°F
  • 1 Tsp - Salt

Step 1: Mix up the following ingredients: flour, sugar, and yeast until distributed

Step 2: While running the mixer, using a dough hook, slowing add the water until the mixture forms a dough ball and the sides of the bowl are clean of dough.

Step 3: Cover the bowl w/ plastic wrap and let it rest 20 minutes. Grab the wine and beer!

Step 4: Uncover that bowl and get the dough back the mixer.  Sprinkle the salt on the dough and mix on low until smooth and stretchy, but don't over do it!  (5-10 minutes)

Step 5: Lightly spray the inside of 4 containers with cooking spray, storage containers that seal well or quart seal-able bags, and place 4 equally sized dough balls in the containers. Refrigerate for 24 to 72 hours.

Step 6: Warm up that dough to room temperature aproximately 75°F!  This should take about an hour if you put a bowl with your dough in bowl and put that bowl in another bowl of warm water (between 95°F to 105°F). 

Step 7:  Dust and form your dough, top it with your desired sauce and toppings and throw it in that beautiful pizza oven from backyardlifestyle.com

 

And remember....

"Food is the common denominator that bring people together." - James Beard

 

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