Foolproof Pizza Dough
Yields enough for two large pizzas
4 cups (500g) all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
1 standard packet (1/4 ounce) or 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup vegetable oil
½ cup whole milk
Lukewarm water, as needed
In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, yeast, sugar, salt, the egg, oil, and the milk. Slowly mix in the water with your hands till all the ingredients are mixed well and dough starts to form.
Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes on a floured counter top till the dough becomes smooth and is no longer sticky. Add more flour if it is still sticky.
Bang the dough on the counter top 7-8 times for elasticity.
Shape the dough in a ball and place in a greased bowl. Brush the top lightly with some oil. Cover with plastic or a kitchen cloth, and allow the dough to rise somewhere warm until doubled in size, around 2 hours.
Punch the dough to release air. Use or freeze as required.
Dough can also be made in a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.
Recipe source: Shireen Anwer