Travel with Your Taste Buds with New York Pizza Dough
You cannot always just hop in a plane and head up to New York whenever you want some pizza, so you can go for the next best thing. Learn how to make that incredibly stretchy crust, and enjoy yourself while doing it. Not only do you save the price of the plane ticket, you also end up making some of the best dough that has ever graced your kitchen counter.
The New York pizza dough is not very complicated to master, even if you have never made pizza dough in your life. It does take a bit of doing to get used to, but you need a little bit of a practice and you will be off to the races. The best part is that all of your friends are going to be amazed, and think that you put in a lot more effort than what you did.
Once you have gotten the New York pizza dough down pat, you can use it for all sorts of delicious food. You do not have to stop at just pizza. Stromboli, calzones, and bread sticks are all at your fingertips. This dough is flexible enough to work for all of those, although you will want to start with the basics first and foremost.
- 3 cups bread flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 package yeast
- 1 ½ cups warm water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- Combine the water and the yeast in a bowl large enough to fit all of the other ingredients. Leave the yeast sit without bothering it until it starts to produce bubbles on the water's surface.
- Get a spatula or other mixing tool out. Work the salt and sugar in to the water first. Follow up with the oil. From there, put the bread flour in to the bowl. Work the dough until the flour is completely absorbed with the water. The New York Pizza dough begins to form at this point. Let it rise until it is twice the original size.
- Spread the all-purpose flour on your working surface and turn the dough bowl out on to the counter. Make sure that you are getting a good coating of flour on your hands and the counter so that you do not deal with the dough sticking to everything. It is a fairly sticky dough, so this can be an issue.
- Cut the dough into three parts and roll each separate part in to a ball. Cover these three balls until they finish rising. Use immediately or store in the fridge or freezer.
When you want to get the most delicious type of pizza dough in your kitchen, you always need to turn to New York pizza dough. This authentic dough gives you the elastic stretch that their pizzas are famous for, along with a rather great general dough that works with pretty much every type of pizza you could hope for. If you are in the mood for this type of pizza dough, the best thing to do is to make it from scratch if you cannot head out to New York. Pizza is too good not to have, even if you cannot eat gluten. This recipe is one to bookmark because the resulting pizza is just so amazing.
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