I'm sharing a recipe for a homemade pizza dough made with Parmesan and fresh basil.
Course dinner, Main Course
Keyword basil, pizza dough
1cupof warm waternot hot
1packet of active dry yeast1.4 oz
2 1/2 -3cupsof flourmay need a little extra for dusting of surface
1/2cupof dry Parmesan Cheese
Little bit of olive oil to rub on the bowl
Yellow cornmeal for baking
Place the active dry yeast in a large mixing bowl. Add warm water, honey and olive oil. Stir well and let it bloom for about 5 minutes.
Add 2 cups of flour, salt, Parmesan cheese and minced basil. Mix the dough with a wooden spoon at first and then use your bands until ingredients are combined. Add the other 1/2 cup of flour and knead the dough until combined.
Lightly flour some counter surface and transfer your dough onto the floured surface (if dough is too sticky, you may need to add a little bit more flour (about 1/4 cup.)) Knead the dough until smooth. It will take about 2-3 minutes.
Rub a clean bowl with some olive oil and place the dough in it. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and let it rise in a warm place (away from draft or AC is fine) until doubled in size, about 1- 1 1/2 hours.
When ready, take out the dough and knead it for about a minute until smooth. Let the dough rest for about 20 minutes while you preheat your oven. (400 degrees)
(If you are not baking it right away, cover it air- tight and refrigerate.)
Roll out the dough and place it onto a pizza stone that has been sprinkled with cornmeal. (You can use any pizza baking sheet)
Add toppings of your choice and bake for 20-25 minutes.