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Bread Machine Pizza Dough

Servings: Makes two (12-inch) pizza rounds
This pizza dough couldn’t be easier to prepare. Just combine the ingredients in a bread machine and process as directed. The recipe makes enough dough for two 12-inch pizzas. Be sure to use fresh yeast (check the expiration date on the package); otherwise, the dough won't rise properly.

1 cup warm water (105° to 115°F/40° to 46° C)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. active dry yeast

In the bread pan of an electric bread machine, combine (in this order) the warm water, olive oil, salt, flour and yeast. Set the machine for Pizza Dough according to the manufacturer’s instructions and process through the cycle.

Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Punch down the dough and divide in half. Form each half into a ball and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 40 minutes. Roll out as directed in the pizza recipe.

Makes two (12-inch) pizza rounds.

Date: June 5, 2004