I have been wanting to make my very own pizza for years. The only setback is I have no idea how to make the dough. I don't like the idea of kneading and tossing the dough and making an awful mess in the kitchen.
One day, almost twin and I were having a chat and I mentioned that I really wanted to try to make my own pizza, which includes a dough that is no-fuss. She gave me a dough recipe that is so easy to make that it's scary. It's Olive Oil No-Knead Dough. I mixed all the ingredients in 10 minutes flat and all I had to do was wait for the dough to rest for a couple of hours.
After two hours, I looked at my bowl and saw that my dough doubled. When I dusted my kitchen bench with flour to stretch and roll the dough, I found it pliable and the consistency was perfect! I don't have a pizza stone or a pizza pan so I arranged the dough on a baking sheet as thinly as I can. I decided to make a Margarita Pizza - drizzled a bit of olive oil on the dough, used canned diced tomatoes as a base, dried oregano, sliced gourmet tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. I baked the pizza for 10 minutes in a 250 - 300 degree fan forced oven for 10 minutes.
The result? Is this...
After having homemade pizza, I will never go back!
No Knead Pizza Dough
2 3/4 cups lukewarm water
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
Mix the yeast, salt, sugar and olive oil with the water in a bowl. Mix in the flour without kneading using a large wooden spoon. Cover (not airtight) and allow to rest at room temperature for about 2 hours.