J Dub’s Quick Pizza Dough is a recipe I have been tweaking for several years. I wanted a dough that I could get ready in a few hours without having to proof overnight in the fridge. I’m never going to stop tweaking it, but here’s the proof that I think this recipe is worth sharing.
750 grams bread flour (separate 3 T flour, from the 750 grams of flour)
480 grams warm water
20 grams kosher salt
30 grams active dry yeast
30 grams good quality olive oil
- Measure out all of your ingredients using a kitchen scale. Having the measurements be exact is key for good dough.
- Add 3 T of bread flour to the warm water.
- Whisk to incorporate.
- Add the yeast and whisk again.
- Cover the bowl and set in a warm spot for approximately 5 minutes until mixture is frothy.
- Place remaining bread flour in a stand mixer.
- Turn mixer to lowest setting and add olive oil.
- Set kitchen timer for 5 minutes
- Increase mixer speed to 2 and knead the dough for 5 minutes using the dough hook.
- After 5 minutes, continue to let the mixer run and add the salt.
- Set timer for an additional 5 minutes and continue to knead dough.
- After the total 10 minutes, remove dough bowl from bowl.
- Place the dough in a generously greased bowl with a lid or cover the top of the bowl with a towel.
- Place in the bowl in a warm spot in your home and let the dough rise until at least double in size.
- Once the dough has doubled in size, punch the dough down.
- Remove from the bowl and place on a floured surface.
- Using a kitchen scale, divide the dough into equal portions.
- I divide the dough into 175 gram portions for individual pizzas. I divide the dough into 275 gram portions for calzones.
- Any dough you do not plan to use can be placed in a greased quart ziplock bag and frozen until you are ready to use it.
- To thaw the dough, place on counter and allow to thaw.
- If dough is still chilled, place zip lock bag in warm water bath. Continually change the water until dough comes to room temperature.
I hope you try out J Dub’s Quick Pizza Dough. It is a wonderful base for J Dub’s Buffalo Chicken Calzones. And if, you are not comfortable working with homemade dough, try the calzones using pre-made dough. Then, move on to homemade dough. You will be so glad you did.
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