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Stand Mixer Recipe For Pizza Dough

This easy stand mixer recipe for pizza dough makes two thin pizza slightly crisp, puffy, and chewy pizza dough bases. 
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Prep Time : 15 mins
Proving time up to : 1 hour
Total Time : 1 hr 15 mins
Cuisine: : Italian
Course : Mains, Sides
Servings : 2 x 30 cm (12 inch) thin pizza bases
Calories : 680 : kcal
Estimated Cost (AUD) : $1.10 or $0.55 for one 30 cm (12 inch) pizza base
Author : Harriet

EQUIPMENT

  • Kitchen scales
  • Stand mixer
  • Bowl scraper or spatula
  • Two mixing bowls
  • Two 30cm (12 inch) pizza trays or baking trays

INGREDIENTS

  • 300 grams/ml (1 ¼ cups) warm water
  • 250 grams (8.8 ounce / 1½ cups + 1 tablespoon) bread flour
  • 115 grams (4 ounce / ½ cup) plain flour / all-purpose flour
  • 1 level teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1 level teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the water, flour, salt, and yeast into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Attach the dough hook and start the stand mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds, then turn to medium speed and knead for about 8 - 10 minutes. The dough is ready when it looks smooth and does not stick to the sides of the bowl.
  • Divide the dough into two even pieces and shape it into balls. Place the dough balls into bowls with some olive oil. Roll the dough in olive oil to coat the surface.
  • Cover the bowls tightly with plastic wrap. Place the bowls in a warm area and allow the dough to rise and double in size – this can take anywhere between one to three hours.
  • Roll the dough After the dough has risen, it can be stretched, placed on baking trays or pizza pans, topped with your choice of toppings.
  • Bake in a 220-250°C (430-480°F) hot oven for 10-15 minutes or until cooked.

Notes

  • Use a solid-based pizza pan and not one with holes in it. If you are using a pizza pan with holes, you must use parchment paper underneath. Baking the pizza on parchment paper will stop the dough from being baked into holes, making it easier to remove from the pan after baking.
  • This recipe makes about 660 grams (23.30 ounces) of pizza dough. You can make two 30 cm (11.8 inch) or four small 15 cm (6 inch) pizzas with this recipe.
 
PIZZA TOPPING IDEAS
Just about anything and be used to top your homemade pizza crust. Most pizzas will start with a thin layer of pizza sauce, a light sprinkling of grated cheese, then a thin layer of toppings and more cheese. Here are some ideas to get you started:
  • Margherita pizza - pizza sauce, torn pieces of mozzarella cheese, and top with torn basil leaves after baking.
  • Sausage and pepper pizza – pizza sauce, cooked Italian sausage slices, grated mozzarella, and thin slices of capsicum (bell peppers).
  • Vegetarian pizza – pizza sauce, grated mozzarella, thinly sliced mushrooms, onions, green capsicum (bell peppers), pitted green and black olives.
  • Caramelized onion pizza – pizza sauce, thin-sliced onions caramelized in a little butter, dried rosemary, black pepper, anchovies, olives, cheese.
  • Pepperoni and cheese pizza – pizza sauce, pepperoni slices, cheese.
 
TIPS FOR TOPPING A PIZZA
  1. Spread on a thin layer of pizza sauce (or bottled pasta sauce), and don't make it too thick because you could end up with a soggy pizza.
  2. Use a cheese that melts well. Some will add a thin cheese layer on the top of the tomato sauce, followed by the other toppings. Others will say to add the cheese last. There is no right or wrong way.
  3. Precook raw ingredients like meats, seafood, and hard vegetables like broccoli and you can be confident that everything is cooked correctly.
  4.  Avoid topping with too many wet ingredients like tomatoes, artichokes, and zucchini because these can make the pizza go soggy.
  5.  Give the pizza a thin layer of toppings - less is best because a pizza with too many toppings does not cook well.
  6. If using fresh herbs, cover these with other toppings. Doing this will stop them from burning during cooking.
  7. Cook the pizza soon after adding the toppings, and don’t let it sit for too long because you could end up with a soggy pizza.
Nutrition Facts
Stand Mixer Recipe For Pizza Dough
Serving Size
 
1 pizza base
Amount per Serving
Calories
680
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3
g
5
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
1177
mg
51
%
Potassium
 
244
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
137
g
46
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
Vitamin A
 
3
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
34
mg
3
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition Disclosure