With just 6 ingredients, you can make the best Pizza Dough.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: instant pot proofing, italian
Author: SANDHYA HARIHARAN
3 ½CupPlain Flour or All Purpose Flour
2¼tspor 7g Fast Acting Instant Yeast
1 ⅓CupWarm Water
Semolina for rolling
2 CupMozzarella cheese
Salt & Pepper as needed
STEP 1 - KNEAD THE DOUGH
Add flour, salt, sugar, yeast, baking powder to the mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Add water in 2 instances and stir to combine to a rough shaggy dough with a silicone spatula.
Knead the dough using a stand mixer until well combined.
Add the 2 tbsp olive oil to the dough and knead for another 2 minutes until well incorporated.
Alternatively to knead by hand, add all the ingredients in a bowl and knead until soft. This can take up to 20 minutes.
STEP 2 -HOW TO PROOF THE DOUGH ?
Grease a large bowl and transfer the kneaded dough to the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or damp towel. Allow the it rise for 1 - 1 1/2 hours at room temperature or until it doubles the size.
Remove the cling film/ plastic wrap. Deflate the dough by punching down lightly.
HOW TO PROOF DOUGH IN INSTANT POT?
Grease the Inner Pot of the Instant Pot with remaining 1 tbsp oil.
Place the dough in the greased pot. Cover the dough with glass lid.
Select the Yogurt Setting and set the time to 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes, cancel the yogurt setting. Open the lid to see the raised pizza dough.
Deflate the dough by punching down lightly. Divide into 2.
HOW TO MAKE PIZZA MARGHERITA
Preheat the oven to 220 C and place the Pizza stone into the cold oven. Let them gradually heat and achieve the temperature, approximately 10 minutes.
In the meanwhile make the pizza. First sprinkle semolina onto the working surface. On the semolina surface, pick one dough and roll out the dough thin, into a large circle approximately 8 inches or the shape of your choice using a rolling pin. The dough would rise in the oven, so roll it as thin as possible. Run the fork all around the middle leave 1/2 inch around the edges. This process will remove any bubbles/ air out.
Pull out the Hot Pizza stone and carefully place them on a hot plate. Sprinkle some Semolina on the Stone and then place the Rolled Pizza dough on the Stone. Don't have a pizza stone, you can bake your pizza in baking tray with a lined parchment paper.
Gently brush a layer of Olive Oil, smooth the pizza sauce and top it with Mozzarella Cheese . Bake them for 10 -15 minutes until the crust turns golden brown or the cheese has melted. Allow them cool for 2-3 minutes. Garnish with Basil leaves and serve them hot with ketchup, oregano and chilli flakes.