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pizza dough help

Redglass Nov 23, 2004 10:35 AM

I made homemade pizza last night using Sally Singer's recipe out of "A New Way to cook". Ingredients were simply 3 c. flour, packet of yeast, a cup of warm water, pinch sugar, tsp. of salt, some olive oil.

I was pretty disappointed. Baked crust tasted yeasty, and the consistency was pretty dense. Any hounds have tips for me?

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    Nancy Nov 23, 2004 12:31 PM

    I suggest using a fraction of the yeast and letting the dough rise overnight in the fridge. This dramatically improves the quality of the dough and reduces any too-yeasty taste.

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      macca Nov 23, 2004 11:26 AM

      I like thin crust pizza- here is my recipe:
      1½ cups flour
      1 tsp. salt
      ½ cup water
      2 tsp yeast
      4 Tbl olive oil

      You can also increase the water by a smidge, and add some grated parm. reg.
      good luck

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      1. re: macca
        redglass Nov 24, 2004 09:33 AM

        thanks for the tips on the pizza, esp. during this thanksgiving frenzy!

        1. re: redglass
          macca Nov 24, 2004 10:42 AM

          No problem. We make two pizzas every Sunday afternoon for "drop in" friends and family, and they always love this recipe. Unfortunately, I am on a weight loss program, so I don't get to enjoy the eating of it- 0nly the cooking of it.

          Happy Holiday!!

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