basic pizza dough

Categories
Main dish
Bread
Yield
8 servings
MeasureIngredient
4½ cup All purpose flour
Envelope dry active yeast
½ teaspoon Salt
1¼ cup Hot water

In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, the yeast and salt. With electric mixer, slowly beat in water; beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. With mixer on medium speed, beat in ½ cup flour; beat 2 minutes, unti dough is stiff. Stir in 1½ cups flour.

Sprinkle clean work surface with ¼ cup flour. Knead dough on floured surface, 6-8 minutes. Spray large bowl with nonstick spray.

Place dough in bowl; cover with plastic wrap and kitchen towel. Let rise 1 hour or until doubled in volume. Punch down dough; let rest 15 mintues. Divide dough in half. Sprinkle clean work surface with 2 T flour. Roll ½ of dough into 13" round; lift onto a 12" pizza pan.

Pinch edges to form a rim. Exchanges: 1 ½ B. Per serving: 116 cal, 0 gm fat.

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