I buy pizza dough in the store usually and use it for pizza as well as bread-the bread is amazing!
They don't always have it and I have tried making it at home, the cook's illustrated recipe sounds right because it has the slow rise but it still doesn't seem to click
the dough I buy only has flour water and salt-any ideas on how to recreate it? Thanks
Another thread mentioned Lidia's recipe-it sounds just about right-I will try this and treb's as well and post back
(I am assuming table salt is best for this rather than kosher but that is all I have on hand)
L'Impasto per la Pizza
serves: Four 12-inch pizza doughs
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
3 cups all-purpose flour, and more as needed
1½ teaspoons salt
Sprinkle the yeast over the warm water in a medium bowl and let stand until dissolved. Toss the flour and salt together and stir into the dissolved yeast, using a wooden spoon or your fingers, until you have a stiff dough. Turn the dough onto a floured board and knead 5-10 minutes, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking, until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, turn the dough to coat all sides with oil, and cover with a damp cloth. Set the bowl in a warm, draft-free spot until it doubles in volume, about 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down the dough and, if necessary, divide into the number of portions called for in the recipe. Place the dough balls on a lightly oiled baking sheet and cover with a piece of plastic wrap pressed directly against the dough. Refrigerate until the dough is roughly doubled in bulk. This can take from 12 to 24 hours. Punch down the dough and continue with the recipe.