Homemade Pizza Dough

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It’s been a year since I blogged here at breadyear.com, but I haven’t stopped baking and trying new recipes. And one of my favorites, pizza dough, never made it onto the website.

I don’t think I’ll ever be satisfied with my pizza dough recipe, but fortunately there are a lot of very good blogs that share theirs. Today, I’m directing you to check out an excellent food blog I discovered recently, called A Couple Cooks.

Today, they posted a beautiful how-to video on pizza dough using a stand mixer. It’s pretty much the same as my method, and of course it produces an excellent pizza dough recipe.

The Art of Baking a Pizza

One thing they don’t tell you is how to bake it.

Pro tip: Go light on the toppings (so it doesn’t weigh down and take too long to bake, and bake it HOT, super hot. As in, 500+ degrees Fahrenheit. Go as hot as your oven will let you safely go. I push mine to 515 degrees, but am afraid I’ll burn my oven out if I go hotter. Then, bake it on a pizza stone or the back of a cookie sheet for 5-8 minutes. Professional pizza ovens bake very hot, and some pizzerias are known to heat their ovens to the 800-degree range. That’s some seriously good crust.

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