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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Ninja Pizza Dough

1/4 ounce pkg of yeast . . . . PS . . . 1 pkg or envelope of yeast = 2 1/4 tsp of yeast.  I use 2 1/2 because we are at high altitude
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
2/3 cup water, warm
1/4 cup of canola oil
2 cups all purpose flour

Place yeast, water, salt & sugar in the bowl.  Pulse for about 10-15 seconds.  Add the oil and flour, 1 cup at a time and continue to pulse until the dough is smooth and rounds into a ball.  Transfer to a greased bowl and allow to raise for about 1 hour.

** Because we live at altitude, I punch this down and let it rise again (if time allows), for about 45 minutes.

We use this dough for pizza, calzones and all things Italian . . . . it makes a great breadstick, too!

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