Homemade pizza dough
2 cups all-purpose flour
8-g pkg quick-rise instant yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp salt
1. Stir 2 tbsp flour with 1/2 cup warm water and yeast in a large bowl. Let stand until cloudy and bubbly, about
2. Stir in remaining flour, 1/2 cup more warm water, oil and salt. Stir until dough starts to come together.
3. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface. Knead until dough is smooth, 2 to 3 min.
4. Lightly spray same bowl with oil and return dough. Cover loosely with a kitchen towel and let rest for 1 hour. Dough should double in size. Serves 4.
Per serving: 265 calories, 7 g protein, 48 g carbs, 4 g fat, 2 g fibre, 433 mg sodium. Excellent source of folate.
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Keep it interesting with these delicious variations
Whole-wheat: Instead of 1 cup of all-purpose flour, use 1 cup whole-wheat flour and 2 tbsp ground fl ax seeds.
Continue with recipe.
Herb and garlic: Stir in 1 tbsp each of finely chopped fresh oregano, thyme and parsley and 1 tsp garlic powder along with oil and salt. Continue with recipe.
Green-onion: Instead of olive oil, use dark sesame oil. Stir in 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions along with oil and salt. Continue with recipe.
Cheese knead: 1 cup finely grated cheddar into perfect pizza dough before using.