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Pizza Dough

  • ACTIVE: 15 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 25 MIN Plus overnight resting
  • SERVINGS: Makes enough dough for six 7-inch pizzas
  • BASIC-EASY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

  1. 1 envelope active dry yeast
  2. 3/4 cup warm water
  3. 1 tablespoon canola oil, plus more for brushing
  4. 2 cups "00" pizza flour or all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  5. Pinch of sugar
  6. Pinch of salt
  1. In a large bowl, mix the yeast with the water and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the 1 tablespoon of oil, followed by the 2 cups of flour and the sugar and salt. Continue stirring until a soft dough forms. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead until smooth and silky, about 5 minutes. Let the dough stand uncovered for 10 minutes, then divide it into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and transfer to a lightly oiled baking sheet. Brush the tops with oil and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight until slightly risen. Return to room temperature before using.