WW: Pizza Dough (3 points)
Yield: 16 servings
3 POINTS per serving
Posted By: DSredTX Mon, 9 Feb 2004, at 4:55 p.m
2 pkgs. yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
4 cups flour - or more if needed
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil - extra virgin, if available
1 1/2 cups warm water
Put yeast and sugar in a cup. Add 1/2 cup of water. The water should be between
100º and 110ºF. Mix well. Wait about 5 minutes for the yeast and sugar to
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, olive oil, 1 cup of warm water and
the yeast mixture. Mix this with a fork to get all the liquid absorbed by the
Place a handful of flour on a pastry board or mixing surface. Dust your hands
and spread out the flour. Empty the contents of the bowl on to the flour. Knead
the dough for 8- 10 minutes or until the texture is smooth and uniform. If the
dough seems a little sticky, add a little more flour. One method to knead, is
lean on the dough with the palm of your hand. Press the dough to the mixing
surface. Fold the dough and repeat.
Place the dough in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Place bowl in draft free
area and cover with a cloth. Let the dough rise for about an hour. Punch down
the dough and wait about 45 minutes longer.
Dough is now ready. Cut the dough in half. Dust a rolling pin with flour and
roll out on a floured pastry board until the dough is the desired shape. Keep
using flour, so the dough won't stick.
Dust a cookie sheet with corn meal. (Oil will work ok, but the dough will be
greasy.) Use a spatula and slide the dough onto the cookie sheet. If you have a
peel, assemble pizza on a peel dusted with corn meal. Then use the peel to place
the pizza on the pre-heated pizza stone.
The more you make dough the easier it will become. Don't get discouraged if it
seems difficult the first time.
NOTES: (Makes 2 pizzas or calzones) (Or 4 thin Neapolitan style pizzas!)
Nutritional Information: Per serving: 148 Calories (kcal); 4g Total Fat; (22%
calories from fat); 4g Protein; 25g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 135mg Sodium
Food Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat;
0 Other Carbohydrates