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Pizza Dough

Yield 2 (12-inch) crusts

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water (100° to 110°)
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 761
  • caloriesfromfat 11 %
  • fat 8.8 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 5.2 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 20.7 g
  • carbohydrate 146.5 g
  • fiber 5.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 9.3 mg
  • sodium 1179 mg
  • calcium 32 mg

How to Make It

  1. Dissolve sugar and yeast in warm water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Add 2 3/4 cups flour, oil, and salt to yeast mixture; stir until blended. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add enough of the remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands (dough will feel tacky).

  2. Place the dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°), free from drafts, 1 hour or until doubled in size. (Press two fingers into the dough. If indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.) Punch dough down; cover and let rest for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half. Shape dough according to recipe directions.