How Dough I Know?
A lot of people write me and say that they are afraid of working with fresh
pizza dough. There are three main questions they have and each has a simple
- How long to knead the dough?
You should only knead the dough until
the flour is well blended. During blending, the dough ball will become firmer
and when it feels the slightest bit tough, stop.
- How long should it rise?
I place the dough ball in a bowl and put
this into a sink with warm water in the bottom. The dough will double in
size in about 30 – 40 minutes. Punch it down gently with your fingers and let
it rise another 30 minutes.
- What kind of yeast should I use?
I use the yeast powder from the
grocery store. This is usually labeled Active Dry Yeast or Bread Machine