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How to Make Your Own Pizza Dough From Home


  The outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) created enormous lines outside of stores and shops such as Trader Joe’s and Food 4 Less, making it nearly impossible for shoppers to buy all the items they need.

San Luis Obispo High School students and staff need to be able to eat scrumptious treats without spending so much time shopping. Don’t have the premade dough to make a delicious homemade pizza? Expressions compiled this recipe to keep students fed and occupied.

  The ingredients are simple and easy to find:  Bread flour, sugar, instant dry yeast, kosher salt, hot water, and olive oil. Most students would use this recipe for proper reasons, but Sophomore Nic Pittarelli would like to be more helpful by sharing.

  “I want to feed [pizza dough] to the opossum in my garbage can,” said Pittarelli. 

  Preheat the oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit.

Begin by combining 3.5 to four cups of bread flour with one teaspoon of sugar, two and a quarter teaspoons of dry yeast, and two teaspoons of salt in a mixer.

While the mixer runs, add one and a half cups of hot water (one hundred ten degrees) and two tablespoons of olive oil. If the mixture is too dry, add more water, and if it’s too wet, add more flour.

Once this has become a dough-like consistency, use another bowl and grease it with two teaspoons of olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl and cover it with plastic wrap, then let it sit for one hour.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and then divide it into two portions. Cover each portion with plastic wrap and let it sit for ten minutes. 

“I like pizza crust because it’s delicious and bountiful. Lots of people dislike it so there’s more for me,” said sophomore Gavin Johnson. 

  Once the dough is rolled out into a circle, any toppings can be added. Bake each pizza in the oven for around fifteen minutes.

  “I love pizza. The yeast of the dough is exquisite. I eat pizza dough raw, everyday. We spend around a thousand fifty dollars every month on my addiction. My family is going into financial debt but it is worth it for that delicious yeasty raw pizza dough,” said sophomore Ava Walsh. 

  Not only is this a great way to make your own food, but it is a fun way to pass the time in quarantine. Have fun baking!

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