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PIRET's PZZA DOUGH
Makes six 12-inch pizzas
2 cups warm water 4 1/2 t salt
1 1/2 T dry yeast 6 cups unbleached all purpose flour
Pinch of sugar Cornmeal
4 T olive oil Olive Oil
1. Combine water, yeast and sugar in a large bowl and let it proof for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the olive oil and salt, then stir in the flour all at once. Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon until it forms a soft ball of dough. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it is smooth and elastic.
2. Divide the dough into six equal portions and form them into balls. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes. Roll each ball of dough to half the desired diameter, and finish forming the circles by pressing them lightly with your hands.
3. Transfer the dough to a thin board or piece of cardboard that has been generously sprinkled with cornmeal. Brush the dough with olive oil and arrange the toppings of your choice over the dough.
TO BAKE PIZZA:
Set the oven at it's highest setting (usually 500) and heat a pizza stone or bread baking tile on the bottom rack. Tap the board the pizza is on to loosen the pizza, tilt the board slightly, and slide the pizza onto the tile. Most pizzas will bake in 10-15 minutes. The pizza is done when the bottom crust is browned and the sauces bubble.
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