BASIC PIZZA DOUGH|
1 pkg. dried yeast
1 1/3 c. lukewarm water
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt (optional)
4 c. sifted flour
Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add oil. Sift flour
and salt (optional) into bowl. Add yeast mixture and knead
until smooth, about 10 minutes. Cover with towel and let rise
until dough is doubled in bulk, about 2 hours. Using 2 table-
spoons oil, grease a cookie sheet. Pat and stretch risen dough
to fit pan. Spread favorite sauce on top. Add any other
toppings; eg. cheese, mushrooms, etc. Allow to rise 10 min-
utes. Bake in preheated oven at 400 degrees about 25 minutes. Pizza
is done when bottom is sufficiently brown.
Pizza can also be made up and then frozen until later
date. Recommended storage time in the freezer is no more than
2 months. Follow about steps when making basic dough. Put
risen dough into pan. Put sauce and other toppings on top.
Let rise additional 10 minutes. Using aluminum foil, wrap
pizza, along with pan and freeze. When ready to use, unwrap
pizza and place in preheated 400 degrees oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Check bottom of pizza for brownness. Enjoy!
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