Once a week here at Villa Magnolia we fire up our pizza oven, guests have the opportunity to make their own pizzas, its a fun packed event! I have been making pizza dough for many years, the following recipe is the fastest and easiest, however personally I prefer the slow rise pizza dough ( I will post the recipe soon), let’s start with this easy recipe.
My easy Pizza Dough Recipe, makes 4 personal sized pizzas.
Prep Time: 3 hrs
4 Cups of plain flour
1 ½ Cups Water (approximate)
1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast + a teaspoon of sugar
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Mix some of the water (half a glass) with the yeast, sugar, leave to react for a minute or so, when bubbles have formed then mix all the ingredients together to form a soft dough.
Let rest for 10 minutes, then knead (I always prefer by hand) for 7 to 8 minutes until smooth.
Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and allow to rise for 1 1/2 to 2 hours at room temperature until the dough doubles in size.
Punch the dough and divide it into 4 equal sized balls.
Cover the balls of dough and let rest 60 minutes then shape.
To shape your pizza take a ball of dough and press into a disc shape.
Lightly flour top and bottom with Farina di Semola (durum wheat flour)/cornmeal and gently press and pull the dough with your finger tips, turning it often to create a 10 inch circle, if you feel confident throw your pizza dough in the air, be careful not to catch with your fingertips…use the back of your hand instead. Finally top with your choice of ingredients.
The best pizzas are baked in a wood fired Pizza oven, if you would like to experience making your own pizza then contact us firstname.lastname@example.org