how do i make a pizza base like take aways?

everytime i try, it ends up like a biscuit base.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    New York Style Pizza Dough

    Ingredients Required

    * 1 1/2 cups warm water (105F)

    * 4 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

    * 1 tablespoons of olive oil

    * 2 1/2 teaspoon of granulated sugar

    * 2 1/2 teaspoon of salt

    * 1/2 teaspoon of yeast

    * 1/2 cup cornmeal

    Step by Step Procedure

    1. In a large bowl, dissolve sugar and salt in water.

    2. Add oil and flour and stir with heavy spoon for 1 minute.

    3. Turn out to a lightly floured surface and press into a circle.

    4. Sprinkle yeast evenly over dough and knead for 12 minutes.

    5. Divide dough into portions: 6 oz. for Calzones, 18 oz. for 12 inch, 25 oz. for 15 inch

    6. Roll each portion into a ball. You want a dough ball without visible seams except the bottom.

    7. Place dough balls in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to proof for 1−2 hours at room temperature to use the same day, or store in refrigerator to use the next day.

    8. Place dough ball on lightly floured surface, and lightly flour the top. Use fingertips to evenly flatten out the dough ball. Work from the edges to the center press dough into a 12" circle. Place both hands within the shell edge and stretch with fingertips and palms maintaining an even pressure. Or, use a lightly floured rolling pin to stretch to desired shape.

    9. Sprinkle cornmeal or semolina on pizza peel (a wooden paddle with a handle to slide the pizza in the oven) or a cutting board. The cornmeal allows the pizza to slide onto the stone easily.

    10. After topping the pizza, when you are ready to cook it. Shake the peel or cutting board to make sure none of the dough is sticking.

    11. Carefully slide the pizza into the oven.

    12. Bake in a 500 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, until crust is golden.

    Additional Information

    * Cooking pizzas with this dough should be done on a baking stone. Using a pan will produce a very soft "doughy" crust. The stone in the oven should be preheated to 500F for an hour prior to baking, and should be placed in the middle of the oven.

    * (This recipe makes about 34 oz. Adjust ingredient amounts for your purposes)

    Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

    Ingredients Required

    * 1 cup of warm water (105F)

    * 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

    * 2 tablespoons of olive oil

    * 2 teaspoons of honey

    * 1 teaspoon of salt

    * 1 teaspoon of yeast

    Step by Step Procedure

    1. easy pizza dough Put warm water (80 to 110�F) into a bowl. Add salt and honey and mix with a spoon. Add yeast, mix and let it sit for about 10 minutes.

    2. pizza dough recipes Gradually add flour and olive oil and start mixing.

    3. pizza dough recipe When the mixture gets too heavy to mix, start kneading the dough with your hands.

    4. quick pizza dough recipe Knead the dough until you have a smooth ball. If the dough cracks it is too dry. Add water bit by bit until if forms a nice coherent ball. If your doug feels more like batter, it is too wet and you need to add flour bit by bit. If you need to add water or flour, do it by small amounts.

    5. best pizza dough recipe Coat the dough with olive oil, place it in a large bowl and cover it with kitchen wrap or a grocery bag. Let the doug rise for about an hour at room temperature, then push it down again so it deflates. Let it sit for about another hour. If you want to use it the next day, put it in a refrigerator.

    6. make pizza dough Put the dough on a lightly floured surface, put a bit of flour on top and make it into the shape of a pie by stretching it out from the center outwards. Use a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4" thick. Punch some holes in the dough with a fork to let the air escape while the pizza is in the oven

    7. pizza base dough recipe Put on your pizza sauce of choice.

    Put on your favorite pizza toppings.

    8. recipe for pizza dough Bake the pizza in you oven at 400 - 450° F for about 20 to 25 minutes until the crust is light brown.

    Additional Information

    * You get better results when you use a pizza baking stone. The pizza stone should be preheated to 450F for an hour prior to baking, and should be placed in the middle of the oven.

    Source(s): www.recipepizza.com
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  • 1 decade ago

    I am half Italian and we make pizzas every week.

    For about 5 pizzas use:

    600g bread flour.

    1 sachet of yeast.

    2 tablespoons of olive oil.

    1 teaspoon of salt.

    Mix together.

    Add lukewarm water until the dough clumps together but isn't too sticky.

    Place flour on the worksurface and knead for 20 minutes.

    Place somewhere warm for at least an hour and half.

    Preheat oven on the highest setting.

    Then roll out. You can use one of the baking stones you can buy to place in ovens if you want it to become really crispy and warm.

    Make sure you mix origano with the tomato sauce and ALWAYS put the mozzarella cheese on last.

    Buon appetito!

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  • 4 years ago

    Listen to juliepod! I was going to get mine wrote down for you...I don't measure either, but hers is mine, so why bother! lol It IS a great pizza and I can't really see spending money on pizza because I have the hardest time paying for one that is NOT better than mine!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Use tomato sauce, and add herbs. If it is available to you, try the italian seasoning mix of mccormick. This gives the smell of authentic italian pizza. Hope this works for you.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This is the pizza recipe that I use - It's from Mario Batali, and it comes out great every single time...

    Pizza Margherita

    Pizza Dough:

    1 cup warm water

    1 1/2 ounces fresh yeast

    1 teaspoon sugar

    1 teaspoon kosher salt

    3 cups all-purpose flour

    1 cup passata

    8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced into 12 equal pieces

    8 leaves fresh basil

    Combine the water, sugar, and yeast in a large bowl and stir until dissolved. Add salt and 1 cup of the flour and mix with a wooden spoon to make a loose batter. Add 2 more cups of the flour and stir with the spoon for 2 to 3 minutes to incorporate as much flour as possible.

    Bring the dough together by hand and turn out onto a floured board or marble surface. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes, until you have made a smooth, firm dough. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Set aside to rise in the warmest part of the kitchen for 45 minutes.

    Cut the risen dough into 4 equal pieces and knead each portion into a round. Cover again and let rest 15 minutes.

    Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place a clean pizza stone in oven to preheat.

    Dust a clean work surface lightly with flour. With your fingers and palms, flatten one of the dough rounds into a 10-inch oval about 1/4-inch thick. Spread 1/4 cup of the passata evenly on entire surface of dough, leaving 1/4-inch of dough to form edge of pizza. Take one piece of mozzarella, slice into 4 uniform slices and put on top of passata. Rip 2 leaves of basil into smaller pieces and sprinkle on top of mozzarella. Slide pizza directly onto pizza stone and bake 15 to 18 minutes, until edge of pizza is golden brown and cheese is bubbling. Repeat with remaining 3 dough balls and serve hot.

    Recipe adapted from Mario Batali: Holiday Food

    Other Pizza Suggestions:

    Pizza Marinara:

    Pizza dough, recipe from above

    4 plum tomatoes

    4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

    4 teaspoons fresh oregano, roughly chopped

    4 cloves fresh garlic, sliced thinly

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare dough as directed. Thinly slice one tomato and place on dough. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil over entire pizza. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon oregano and 1 clove thinly sliced garlic over tomatoes. Bake on a pizza stone until crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve hot.

    If you want to see the link and read other reviews, I will pass it on...

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,...

    I hope this helps! It's a great pizza!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Dude, I went to culinary school, took baking classes, and was just about to knowledgeably answer your question. But then I saw your avatar, and my mind almost entirely erased. I'm just now regaining basic motor functions, so I can respond, but I have forgotten how to do much anything complex. That is the most F****D UP picture I have ever seen in my life. I just remembered, this answer takes me to level 2. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I really like Pampered Chef's Pizza Crust and Roll Mix, let me know if you want to buy some. It is really good!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    250Gr's white flour

    -1spoon yeast

    -half cup[small cup] of olive oil

    -salt

    -pinsh of sugar [help to give nice brown colour]

    mix all ingredients to gather very very well , with warm water .dough must be not hard not too soft ,live it for rest minimum half hour.do not over cook

    other suggestion:

    250grs white four

    -half cup of warm milk

    -salt

    -big spoon of butter

    -pinsh of suger mix all ingredients with warm water and same procedure abouve

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  • 1 decade ago

    Why bother, most superstores sell them ready made, just add the tomato base and fillings of your choice.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Digiorno.

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