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New York-Style Pizza Dough

Prepare yourself for foldable, giant slices of New York-style pizza. Recipe courtesy Jason Bappe, owner of Jax and Gabe’s Pizzeria.

Makes one pizza crust. Recipe courtesy Jason Bappe, owner of Jax and Gabe’s Pizzeria.

Ingredients
1 cup warm water (90 to 100°F)
1 packet dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups high-gluten flour (more if dough becomes sticky)
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for coating

To prepare
1. Mix water, yeast and sugar until yeast is dissolved.
2. Pour mixture into a stand mixer bowl. 
3. Add flour, salt and oil.
4. Attach dough hook to your mixer, and mix on low speed until the dough starts to form and climb the dough hook.
5. Remove dough from bowl, and form into a ball shape.
6. Coat a bowl with olive oil, and place dough ball in the coated bowl. Cover with a towel, and let rise for 45 minutes or until the ball almost doubles in size. 
7. When ready to prepare your pizza, roll, toss and stretch your dough to the desired size. (Use flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to your hands.)
8. Place pizza stone in the oven, and preheat oven to 500°F. 
9. Once stone is warm, place topped pizza on stone and bake pizza until crust is golden brown, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
10. Remove from oven, and enjoy.


New York—Style Pizza Dough Recipe (Without a mixer):

Makes one pizza crust

Ingredients
2 cups high-gluten flour (more if dough becomes sticky)
1 packet dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for coating
1 cup warm water (90 to 100°F)

To prepare
1. Combine flour, yeast, sugar, oil and salt in a large mixing bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly, then add water.
3. Mix with wooden spoon or by hand for three to four minutes or until a rough ball is formed.
4. Let the dough rest for a few minutes, and prepare a smooth floured surface.
5. Knead the dough by rolling and folding it on your floured surface. You may need to add a little more water or flour to make a firm, smooth dough ball.
6. Coat a bowl with olive oil, and place dough ball in the coated bowl. Cover with a towel, and let rise for 45 minutes or until the ball almost doubles in size.
7. When ready to prepare your pizza, roll, toss and stretch your dough to the desired size. (Use flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to your hands.)
8. Place pizza stone in the oven, and preheat oven to 500°F.
9. Once stone is warm, place topped pizza on stone and bake pizza until crust is golden brown, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and enjoy.