Cooking Demos with Home Base: Homemade Pizza Dough


Pizza Dough Recipe and Cooking Demo

Join one of our Home Base Southwest Florida Registered Dietitians, Pierce Larke, for a great Operation Health@Home cooking demo where he guides you through a homemade pizza dough.

If you’re uncomfortable working with yeast or making your own pizza dough at home, just follow along through every step of the process in the video above.

Ingredients:

3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tsp. Salt
1 Package Fast Rising Instant Yeast (1/4 Ounce)
1 Cup Water
2 Tbs. Olive Oil

Directions:

Combine yeast, 1 cup of the flour and salt in a bowl and set aside

Combine water and oil in a saucepan and heat until warm (120-130℉)

Combine liquid and dry ingredients together and mix for 2-3 minutes

Gradually add in the remaining flour (1/2 cup at a time) until a firm dough ball is formed

Knead the firm dough on a floured surface for 5-7 minutes until smooth and elastic

Let dough rest for 15-20 minutes

Divide dough ball in half (this recipe makes two 12 inch pizzas)

Press dough into a greased pizza round or similar oven-safe tray

You can sprinkle the pan with cornmeal (optional)

Poke crust with fork and prebake crust for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown on edges

Add sauce, toppings, and cheese.

Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the pizza reaches your desired crispiness.

Nutrition Tips:

Try using whole wheat flour in this recipe– Instead of using 3 cups all-purpose flour, use 2 cups all-purpose flour + 1 cup whole wheat flour.

To be mindful of portions, share your pizza with others or save some as leftovers.

Try to load the pizza with vegetables like peppers, onions, olives!