Olive Oil Pizza Dough recipe brings easy to your kitchen! Use as soon as you need or let it refrigerate up to 12 days for pizza any day of the week!

Olive Oil Pizza DoughLately pizza has been the buzz. Everyone seems to be making it. I was truly inspired by Aggie of Aggie’s Kitchen and by my friend Mike who I have recently been re-acquainted with. Aggie recently did a post for Foodbuzz’s 24,24,24 and it was all about pizza! Check her post out – she has some amazing toppings for the pizza not to mention a killer beverage!

Olive Oil Pizza DoughMy friend Mike tossing his pizza – I’m totally impressed!

Mike and I went to highschool together and he, his wife and I have been back in touch through Facebook. Mike likes to make NY pizza and he has perfected it to his liking! He does refrigerate his dough, which I have found is what makes the best dough from my Daring Baker’s experience!

Olive Oil Pizza DoughMike showing his pizza off! I need to get a pizza peel!!

He posted a few pictures and has given me permission to post them here to share with you. The recipe on the other hand is being guarded for now as I hope to talk to Roberta (Mike’s wife) about collaborating on a cookbook together and that recipe would be included in the cookbook (if it actually happens!).

Olive Oil Pizza DoughMike’s end result – a pizza with bubbles that he is quite proud of!

Now on to my pizza! Since I don’t have a lot of “energy” as of late and because I have the cookbook, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, I decided to make the Olive Oil Pizza Dough to have on hand. I liked the fact that I could have my thin crust pizza and still make Grumpy his “pan” type pizza and have the dough on hand whenever I needed it without all the work.

Olive Oil Pizza DoughI love the convenience of this dough!!!!

Olive Oil Pizza DoughFor my toppings I went all vegetarian. I used chopped green bell pepper, mushrooms, sliced cherry tomatoes, and one vegetarian sausage patty (from Morningstar Farms).

Olive Oil Pizza Dough

 

Olive Oil Pizza Dough
Author: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
Ingredients
  • 2-3/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon granulated yeast
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon salt (I used what they called for – next time I would use half of the salt. The dough was saltier than I like it to be.)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Mix the yeast, salt, sugar, and olive oil with the water in a 5-quart bowl, or a lidded (not airtight) food container.
  2. Mix in the flour without kneading. I used my stand mixer with dough hook, but you can use a spoon.
  3. Cover (not airtight), and allow to rest at room temperature until dough rises and colapses (or flattens on top), approximately 2 hours.
  4. The dough can be used immediately after the initial rise, though it is easier to handle when cold. Refrigerate in a lidded (not airtight) container and use over the next 12 days.
  5. To bake my pizza (I made a personal size pizza) I took a handful of dough and had to use some extra flour (it was a bit on the sticky side for me) and spread it out. I topped with my toppings and then slid the pizza in the oven that had been pre-heated with the pizza stone in it – to 500 degrees. I baked it for about 15 minutes. While I like this crust, I will be trying my friend Mike’s recipe next. The one thing that makes this a good one – is that I was able to have it in my fridge and just pulled it out to make when I needed it. Convenience food at it’s best!