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Italian Pizza Dough

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  • Veg
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  • 1 hr 40 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Medium

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Do you have to run to the grocery store for pizza crust every time you plan to make pizza at home? Well, you do not have to do it anymore. We have a simple recipe for you to make the perfect Italian pizza dough right at home.

You may often confuse the regular pizza dough with the Italian pizza dough, but they are way apart from each other in taste, flavor, and texture. This recipe is easy to follow and requires only basic ingredients.

Health Benefits

If you use whole wheat flour in making Italian pizza dough, you can enjoy a good pizza without excessively worrying about fat and calories you will gain. Italian pizza dough is a good source of carbohydrates, fiber, and other essential nutrients. It is rich in iron and magnesium that helps in strengthening muscles and bones in the body.

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How to Make Italian Pizza Dough

  1. In the lukewarm water, stir in yeast and sugar using a fork.
  2. Let the warm rest in a warm place for ten minutes or until a creamy layer is achieved on the top of the water.
  3. Mix flour and salt in a large-sized mixing bowl.
  4. Add olive oil in the flour and stir for two minutes.
  5. Pour yeast mixture into the flour and stir to make the dough.
  6. Transfer the dough to work surface, dusted with loose flour. Knead dough until it is springy and smooth.
  7. Place dough into a floured bowl and cover with a plastic wrap that is lightly wiped with olive oil.
  8. Let the dough rise until it has doubled in size.
  9. Punch out and use as per requirement.

Trivia

  • The concept of baked bread is reported to be 7000 years old.
  • The dough was used by the Ancient Greeks to use as a base for topping like herbs, onion, cheese, and garlic.
  • Italian pizza dough is essential in making pizza with complete Italian flavor and texture.

12 November is celebrated as National Pizza Day in the United States.

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