Monday, 12 March 2012

Pizza crust- Martha Stewart style

When both Child and Husband like something, I really need to save the recipe because it is likely to be done again and again and again. I have to admit, I LOVE the recipes Martha Stewart comes up with and I spent the last couple of days looking at her website for recipes, inspirations and ideas. I have found the pizza crust recipe and since we had decided to have pizza that night, I thought: "why not?!". So here is the recipe, (that can also be found on her website:


  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (one 1/4-ounce envelope)
  • 2 cups warm water (105 degrees to 115 degrees)
  • 5 to 5 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting, preferably organic
  • 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for bowl


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 3 cups flour and the salt, stirring until smooth. Stir in an additional 2 cups flour; continue adding flour (up to 1/2 cup), 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring until dough comes away from bowl but is still sticky.
  2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, and knead with lightly floured hands. Start by slapping the dough onto the counter, pulling it toward you with one hand and pushing it away from you with the other. Fold the dough back over itself (use a bench scraper or a wide knife to help scrape dough from surface). Repeat until it's easier to handle, about 10 times. Finish kneading normally until dough is smooth, elastic, and soft, but a little tacky, about 10 minutes.
  3. Shape dough into a ball and transfer to a lightly oiled bowl; turn to coat. Cover with plastic, and let rise in a warm place until it doubles in volume, 2 hours. Press it with your finger to see if it's done; an indent should remain.
  4. Scrape dough out of the bowl onto floured surface, and cut it into 4 pieces. Shape into balls. Dust with flour, and cover with plastic. Transfer to refrigerator, let rise overnight.
I have not actually followed the last step since we need the pizza dough for the same night and it was delicious. I would just point out that the dough is like bread so I would recommend to oil the dish you are cooking it in. Ours got stuck and we had to scrap it off, losing quite a bit of it. Despite having the big pizza pictured, I still have enough dough to make another one. My little one didn't use to like pizza much because he used to find it quite difficult to eat, this time he cleaned his plate!!!

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