Over the last few weeks I've sprinkled a few of my Mom's recipes into The good 'ol Foodie Files and I'm pretty confident it's enhanced the column quite a bit. I wanted to throw in a recipe from an equally genius chef so I gathered the recipe to one of my Dad's specialties; pizza dough. This is- honestly- one of my favorite things anyone in the whole world makes. True story. So enjoy!
Papa Joe's pizza dough
Makes 8-10 small personal pizzas
2 tsp of active dry yeast
6 cups unbleached flour
2 1/2 cups of water (around 100 degrees)
3 tbs of Kosher salt
1 tbs molasses
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
Add yeast to water and let it proof (bubble)...this should take about 3 minutes.
Using a mixer with a dough hook, begin adding ingredients. Let mix for 10-15 minutes.
Grease the inside of a wooden bowl with olive oil and lightly flour. Add dough and cover with a cloth. Let rest for 1 1/2 hours.
Beat down, let rest for an additional hour, then you're ready to roll!