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Make Ahead Pizza Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 t. sugar
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • 3 cups flour¬† you can use any combination of your favorite, I use 1/2 unbleached white and 1/2 soft white wheat
  • 1 1/2 t. yeast

Instructions

  1. Add all of the wet ingredients to the mixer first, then add the dry ingredients on top. Finish it out by adding the yeast on the very top of it all. If you are using a Bosch mixer, you will run it until it is all mixed together. Then put it on high speed (which on my machine is a number 3) and knead it for about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Of course, if you don't use a mixer, you will need to knead it for a bit longer by hand.
  3. Then I let the dough rest for about 20 minutes. It will raise during this time.
  4. Take the whole amount of dough and divide it into 4 pieces, if you have quadrupled the recipe (or 2 pieces, if you only doubled it). I generally use one the first night because we can't wait to enjoy it. It will make a jelly roll size pan pizza or a very large round one.
  5. With the other three pieces, I place each one in a gallon ziploc bag, smoosh it flat to get the air out and close the bag. Label it and freeze.
  6. When you are ready to use, just get the ziploc out of the freezer and set it out to thaw on the countertop or in the refrigerator. This makes a fast "go to" meal anytime you are wanting pizza. Enjoy!