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Authentic Old World Italian Pizza Dough Recipe

Ever wanted a pizza that is truly authentic, but made at home? You do not have to have a brick oven installed to get the result you want. It will take some extra work, but that is the way Italian pizzerias really do it. Fortunately, this Italian pizza dough recipe is made in large batches, so you will be able to freeze some for later.

Generally, the dough keeps for three months in the freezer. Just take it out the day before you plan to make pizza so it can thaw and rest in the refrigerator. If you are someone who wants the most out of your pizza, this is definitely the recipe to use.

The ingredients are fairly basic – perhaps you already have some or all of them in the cupboard, in which case this dish can definitely go on this evening’s dinner menu! You will need high-gluten flour, which is important to ensure your crust ends up the right texture, and that means soft with a touch of chewiness. You can use regular flour but the chewiness will be lacking. Continue reading

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