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Quick-Rising Pizza Dough


From EatingWell:  May/June 1992

Here is a versatile foundation for healthful pizzas whose toppings can be as creative as your imagination and palate. A large-capacity food processor will cut down on kneading time.

Eight 6-inch crusts | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes



  1. Stir together 3 cups flour, yeast, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine water and oil in a small saucepan. Heat until hot to the touch, 125 to 130°F. Gradually stir the oil and water mixture into the flour mixture with a wooden spoon. Beat until well mixed. Gradually add enough of the remaining flour to make a firm, soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, 8 to 10 minutes. Cover with plastic and let rest for 10 minutes. (Alternatively, in a food processor, combine 4 cups flour, yeast, salt and sugar. Heat 1 1/2 cups water and oil to 125 to 130°F. With the motor running, gradually add the hot liquid. Process, adding up to 2 tablespoons cold water until the dough forms a ball, then process for 1 minute to knead. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface, cover with plastic and let rest for 10 minutes.)


Per 6-inch crust : 135 Calories; 2 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 25 g Carbohydrates; 4 g Protein; 1 g Fiber; 585 mg Sodium; 71 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch

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