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Quick Basic Pizza Dough

Recipe photo courtesy of Johnny Miller

This homemade pizza crust is a cinch -- give the dough time to rise and a couple of kneads, and it's done!

Source: Everyday Food, March 2010
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  • sgoodman4711
    24 NOV, 2018
    This recipe is perfect! I use 4 teaspoons of jarred yeast instead of the packets, and let it rise a little longer. We make this almost weekly.
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  • iamjoanie
    23 FEB, 2010
    Can this recipe be made with whole wheat or white whole wheat flour? would there be any additions?
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    • emilletich
      23 NOV, 2018
      Yes it can, but start with much less flour. You may only need about 3 cups to get to consistency from video. Good Luck.
  • Beatchik26
    19 MAY, 2010
    I followed this recipe to the T so I could use it to make the soft pretzel recipe that was a few pages later in the magazine. What a joke! Did they even test this recipe? The dough is so liquid-y and sticky that it can't even be rolled out onto a floured table without leaving half of it stuck behind. I am not sure, yet, what I am going to do with it, but I certainly cannot use it for the soft pretzels. Bummer.
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    • emilletich
      23 NOV, 2018
      Too dumb to have been posted. You should be embarrassed.
  • Vodkachef123
    27 FEB, 2015
    The recipe says 2 tablespoons of sugar. That seems excessive. Also in the video you have posted above she puts in 2 teaspoons. Please advise Martha. How much sugar goes in this dough?
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    • emilletich
      23 NOV, 2018
      I found it didn't matter. I made it as per the written recipe, and then again following the video recipe and no difference. The sugar is simply to feed the yeast, so really doesn't affect flavor.
    • ashleighleach
      18 OCT, 2015
      I did 1 Tablespoon. I couldn't taste the sugar at all and I am glad I didn't.
    • MSModerator601
      2 MAR, 2015
      Both are correct. The recipe is originally from an article "Pizza Dough Desserts." For sweet dough, use 2 tablespoons sugar. For savory pizza shown in Sarah's video, use 2 teaspoons sugar. Sorry for the confusion!
      • danrice518gmai
        8 MAY, 2016
        You've got to be kidding me! Argh!
  • jody edwards
    15 MAY, 2015
    How long do you let this cook once it is spread out? I don't know if we just cook it until the toppings look done (barely browning cheese) or if the dough will end up undercooked . . . I hate it when that happens. Help!
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    • emilletich
      23 NOV, 2018
      Re-watch the video. She explains all of that.
  • tomikeb87006
    10 JAN, 2016
    I would love to make this recipe but at what temperature and how long do you bake it in the oven?
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    • emilletich
      23 NOV, 2018
      Re-watch the video. She explains all of that.
    • cranberryg24816
      3 NOV, 2016
      I like to add fresh grated garlic, dried oregano and dried basil to the dough..flavor the dough so well and we love it
  • barnsbigger10
    30 JAN, 2017
    Easiest dough I have ever mixed up. Can't wait to see the finished product! I will let you know how my pizza turns out....to be continued.
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    • emilletich
      23 NOV, 2018
      We're all still waiting...🙄
  • wsherner
    18 FEB, 2017
    @ what temp. Do I cook pizza dough @? Do I cook it w/ topping on it ? Or cook then add toppongs?
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    • emilletich
      23 NOV, 2018
      Re-watch the video. She explains all of that.
    • goldbergstudioa
      2 JUL, 2017
      500
  • wsherner
    18 FEB, 2017
    @what temp do I cook pizza dough @? And do I cook it w/ toppings on it or b4 adding toppings?
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    • emilletich
      23 NOV, 2018
      Re-watch the video. She explains all of that.
  • cas_27
    20 FEB, 2017
    do you add toppings then cook? and for how long?
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    • emilletich
      23 NOV, 2018
      Re-watch the video. She explains all of that.

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