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Homemade Pizza Dough


Here's a recipe my family loves, but only consider it if you have plenty of time, as it takes an hour for this dough to rise.

1 package dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
4 cups flour

In glass measuring cup, dissolve yeast in 1 1/2 cups warm water. Stir in olive oil. In medium bowl, mix together sugar, salt and flour. Add yeast mixture and knead until smooth. Put into a greased bowl, cover with towel and let rise in warm place until double in bulk, about 1 hour. When ready, spray 1 large pizza pan or 2 medium pans and set aside. Punch down dough and roll to fit pan/s. Let stand 10-20 minutes. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. Fill with Zesty Pizza Sauce (recipe HERE) and toppings. Bake another 15 minutes until done.

Toppings to consider: chopped onions, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, pepperoni, chopped onions, chopped green bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and lots of mozzarella cheese!
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