*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *

                               Pizza Dough

Recipe By     : Claudia Roden - Mediterranean Cookery
Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :2:00
Categories    : Main Dishes

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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 250      Grams         Plain Flour -- (9 ounces)
     1/4  Teaspoon      Salt
   1      Packet        Yeast,Dried
 125      Milliliters   Warm Water -- (4 1/2 ounces)
   1      Pinch         Sugar
   2      Tablespoons   Olive Oil

1)  Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 a glass of the measured water, together with a pinch of sugar to activate it.

2)  Measure the flour into a bowl with the salt.

3)  When the yeast begins to froth, pour it into the flour.  Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of the olive oil and just enough water to make a firm dough.  Mix it all together with a fork.  If the dough becomes too sticky, add a little more flour.

4)  Knead well for 10 minutes or until the dough is smooth and elastic.  Pour a drop of the remaining oil in the bowl and roll the dough in it to prevent a dry crust forming.  Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave it to rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until it has doubled in bulk.

5)  Punch the dough down and knead for a few minutes, then form the dough into a ball, roll in the remaining oil, cover and let rise again for 30 minutes.

6)  Preheat the oven to 240° C (475° F).

7)  Divide the dough into 2 balls.  Roll each out separately on a floured board to the desired thickness.

8)  Place on an oiled baking sheet.  Spread with desired topping:

     - Hunt's tomato sauce
     - Oregano
     - Thinly sliced mushrooms
     - Thinly sliced tomatoes
     - Cheddar cheese
     - Salami

9)  If you have rolled the dough very thin and are using hot air, pizzas will be done in 8-12 minutes!  Baking time could take as long as 25 minutes, depending on the thickness of the dough and your oven.

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