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Re: X-POST: Need ABM pizza dough

Carol & Bob Floyd <c.floyd@arnprior.com>
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 14:34:07 -0500
This isn't an ABM recipe but it is really easy and the best pizza dough I
have made. I didn't know what I was going to make for supper tonight but
seeing your letter decided for me. The dough is rising as I type this. Hope
you enjoy this recipe.

                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *

                               Sponge Dough

Recipe By     : Internet
Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Pizza                            Tried And True

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1      teaspoon      active dry yeast
   3      cups          flour
   1 1/4  cups          lukewarm water
   1 1/2  teaspoons     honey
   1      teaspoon      salt
   1      tablespoon    olive oil

Prepare dough sponge and proof yeast by mixing yeast, 1/2 cup flour, and
1/2 cup water with 1/2 teaspoon honey in the water. Let stand 20 mins until
mixture is foamy. If the mixture is not foamy throw out and start over.
Mix 1/2 of remaining flour with salt, remaining water with remaining honey
dissolved in it, olive oil and dough sponge. Mix remaining flour-dough
should be slightly sticky. Knead 15 mins. on a floured surface until smooth.
Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise until
double, 1-1 1/2 hours. Punch down and divide in half. Dust portions with
flour and put in ziploc bags in the freezer for 30 mins. to stop the
rising. Remove and put in the fridge until ready to use. 
Remove dough from the refrigerator when ready to shape dough. Punch down
dough throughly and spread/stretch dough on a greased pizza pan. Move crust
to a pizza peel spread with cornmeal. Add sauce and toppings and bake at
500 degrees directly on a pizza stone.for 8-10 mins. or until crust is
golden. Cool 2-3 mins. on wire rack before cutting.
Makes two 13" pizza crusts.

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NOTES : The best pizza crust ever.

Carol from the Beautiful Ottawa Valley