Best Pizza Dough EVAH

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I found this amazing pizza dough recipe at Alli & Son, and have adapted it to my Bosch Universal. I make a huge batch of pizza dough every couple of months or so and freeze it. I’ve tweaked this recipe a little to suit our tastes and to make a ginormous batch.

This is, in fact, the best pizza dough you will ever eat. It’s yeasty, it’s crispy, it’s chewy….it’s perfect. It tastes like it came from a high end pizza parlor.

I am not kidding.

Beer Batter Pizza Dough adapted for Bosch Universal

To Bosch bowl, add the following and pulse to combine:

  • 4 cups freshly ground whole wheat flour
  • 4 cups all purpose white flour
  • 1 cup ground flax (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons bread salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • Dough relaxer (completely optional)

In a separate bowl, mix the following together and let sit until foamy:

  • 4 cups warm water (110°)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons SAF yeast

To water and yeast mixture, add:

  • 2 12-ounce bottles of room temperature beer
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Pour beer/water mixture into Bosch bowl and stir on Level 1 until combined. Gradually add equal amounts of white and wheat flour until the dough is no longer super sticky (6 or 7 more cups of flour). Knead 3 minutes on Level 1.

Place dough in a large oiled bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in size (about 45 minutes). Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it a bit on a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into balls. Preheat oven to 425°. Roll dough out as thinly as possible and bake on a pizza stone for 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with sauce and toppings. Put pizza back into the oven and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and bottom is crispy.

This recipe will easily make 6 – 8 medium sized pizzas, depending on how thick you roll your dough.

Freezing Instructions:

Place balls of dough into freezer baggies and tuck into your freezer for later. Thaw in the fridge for a couple of hours, then let rest at room temperature for an hour before baking as above.

Alternatively, you can par-bake some pizza shells and freeze those. Preheat oven to 425°. Divide the dough into appropriately sized balls, and cover with a damp towel while working with one ball of dough at a time on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough out as thinly as possible and brush on a very light coating of oil (I pour a little oil in my hand and pat it all over the dough). Bake on a pizza stone for 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a baking rack until completely cool. Wrap in plastic wrap and foil. Stack and store in the freezer for up to 2 months. To make pizza, remove from freezer and top with sauce and toppings. Bake from frozen approximately 12 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and bottom is crispy.

Go. Make some. Now.

Then come back and thank me.

I realize not everyone is fortunate enough to have an amazing Bosch. If you have a KitchenAid mixer, you could cut this recipe in half or even in thirds and make it in that machine. I have not made bread in a KitchenAid, and am unfamiliar with kneading times – maybe knead a minute or two longer?

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