ROBERTA’S PIZZA DOUGH
This recipe was first published in the New York Times and was referred to me by a friend. If you’re like me a fan of homemade pizza dough, you’ll love this recipe! I’ve tried them all including Peter Reinhardt’s recipe – this is the best! It’s easy. It’s got a chewy crispy taste. And you can prepare and let raise for 4 hours. Although, in a hurry a couple of times, I used when it raised at 3 hours. Also, I use the entire dough for a large pizza.
For a change, I’ve also used semolina flour in place of all purpose flour which made an extra crispy pizza crust!
- 153 grams 00 flour (1 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
- 153 grams all-purpose flour (1 cup plus 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons)
- 8 grams fine sea salt (1 teaspoon)
- 2 grams active dry yeast (3/4 teaspoon)
- 4 grams extra-virgin olive oil (1 teaspoon)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flours and salt.
- In a small mixing bowl, stir together 200 grams (a little less than 1 cup) lukewarm tap water, the yeast and the olive oil, then pour it into flour mixture. Knead with your hands until well combined, approximately 3 minutes, then let the mixture rest for 15 minutes.
- Knead rested dough for 3 minutes. Cut into 2 equal pieces and shape each into a ball. Place on a heavily floured surface, cover with dampened cloth, and let rest and rise for 3 to 4 hours at room temperature or for 8 to 24 hours in the refrigerator. (If you refrigerate the dough, remove it 30 to 45 minutes before you begin to shape it for pizza.)
- To make pizza, place each dough ball on a heavily floured surface and use your fingers to stretch it, then your hands to shape it into rounds or squares. Top and bake.