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Basic Pizza Dough (family secret recipe) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sandra Dill

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 envelopes (16 gram total) dry yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons tenderflake or crisco (tenderflake gives golden colour)
8 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (depending on your thickness)
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 bottle of beer
In a seperate measuring cup add 1/2 cup of luke warm water
In a seperate measuring cup add 2 cups of cold water

As a rule 2 cups of flour makes a regular crust 16" pizza.

This recipe is for 4 regular crust 16" pizza's.

Directions:
Directions:
In a seperate measuring cup add 1/2 cup of luke warm and add 2 envelopes yeast and 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar. Mix and let sit for 6 to 10 minutes.
In a seperate measuring cup add 2 cups of cold and add 4 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons of salt and 2 tablespoons of lard (tenderflake and crisco).
In a large dough mixing bowl add 8 cups of flour.
Turn on dough mixing machine on speed 2 and add the yeast mixture slowly. Add the beer slowly and then add the 2 cup water mixture slowly.
Once the dough blends well together and has a smooth texture remove it from bowl and roll it into a long sausage shape and cut in 4 even slices.
Knead the dough until it is smooth, springy, pliant into 4 balls.
This should take about 5 to 8 minutes. Return the dough on a oiled pan and cover with a damp cloth, and let rise until doubled.
Rising generally taken 2 to 3 hours. Makes four large 16 inch pizzas.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8-10

 

 

 

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