Who loves pizza?
I, Zahra, do not love pizza. I LOVE PIZZA. In all caps. That’s how much I LOVE PIZZA.
However, no matter how awesome the toppings on your pizza, it’ll fall short of your expectations if you don’t have an equally amazing pizza crust. I once made the mistake of not taking the dough seriously. Oh what a mistake that was. The internet offered many recipes for yeast-less pizza dough (as I did not have any yeast at that moment and really wanted pizza), so I thought since so many people had tried this method, it was just as good as a regular yeast-full pizza dough. Boy was I wrong.
True, it looked just fine, but it made the list of Worst Things I Have Ever Cooked. It’s actually up in the top three.
So although other people have had these apparent successes, I beg of you, find your yeast packets and make this pizza dough. It’s delicious!
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 teaspoon yeast
1/3 cup olive oil
Pinch of salt (about 1 teaspoon)
4 cups all-purpose flour
1. Start by measuring out your yeast and salt in a little bowl.
2. Pour in your warm water. Try not to pour as violently as I do and splatter all the yeast everywhere.
3. Stir it just a little and let it sit until nice and foamy. It’ll look something like this.
4. Pour mixture into a bigger bowl and add in olive oil and stir around.
5. Dump in your flour and stir stir stir until a well-incorporated ball forms.
6. Dump out the dough unto a lightly floured surface and knead knead knead.
Until you get a pretty dough ball.
7. Coat the outside of your dough ball lightly with olive oil.
8. Cover tightly and let it rise for about 2 hours. Then, use your pizza dough for all your pizza needs! Or calzone needs! You’ll want to bake at a fairly high heat, 400 degrees or so.