Friday, April 17, 2009

California Pizza Kitchen Dough

1 T. yeast
1 1/2 c. + 3 T. warm water
4 1/2 c. flour
2 T. sugar
1 T. salt
3 T. olive oil

Dissolve yeast in water, sprinkling sugar on top. Place flour and salt in bowl. Make a well and pour in yeast mixture and oil. Mix and knead. Should be tacky. Coat bowl/dough with a little oil and let rise until doubled. Place pizza stone in oven and preheat at 500. Punch dough down and divide in half. Roll out one portion to the size of pizza pan. Sprinkle pizza peel with cornmeal. Place dough on top. Cover with desired toppings. Using peel, transfer pizza to stone in oven. Cook 8-10 mins. Remove with peel. Make second pizza following the same steps.

Note: If you do not have a pizza peel, DO NOT preheat stone. Make pizza on stone and then place in oven.

Makes 2 pizzas

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