The easiest way to please every guest at your party? Serve pizza! You can customize your pie to be as healthy (or unhealthy) as you want. Plus, with this easy pizza dough recipe (below), you can afford to splurge on fresh, tasty toppings. Our favorite ingredients for the perfect pizza: whole-wheat flour, spicy tomato sauce, and low-fat ricotta.
7 cups flour
2 teaspoons sugar
5 teaspoons salt
2 ¾ cups warm water
2 packages active dry yeast
5 tablespoons olive oil
Mix together the flour, sugar, and salt in your largest bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the water and the yeast until dissolved. Add the olive oil. Pour over the dry ingredients, and, using a rubber spatula, mix together. You'll have a wet, raggedy dough. Turn it out onto an oiled piece of plastic wrap and wash and dry the bowl. Brush the bowl with olive oil, and place the dough back in. (If you have a second large bowl, you can oil it and transfer the dough straight to that.) Cover with the plastic wrap and leave in a warm-ish spot for 1 hour. Then, with an oiled hand, punch the risen dough down. It will deflate. Cover with plastic wrap and leave for another 30 minutes.
When you're nearly ready to eat, ease the dough out from the bowl onto a floured countertop. Divide it into three balls, cover them with plastic wrap, and let them rest for 10 minutes. Then shape them into your desired pizza–rectangular, circular, or totally free form–using your hands or a rolling pin. Transfer the dough to parchment-lined baking sheets.
Recipe courtesy of biggirlssmallkitchen.com