Recipe: Sicilian thick crust pizza
If you Want to go for something yummy, try the sicilian thick crust pizza.
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
4 tsp oil
2 packets of dry yeast
1 1/2 cups of warm water
Toppings of your choice
Mix yeast, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup water in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Let rise for 15 minutes.
Stir to deflate. Mix 2 cups of remaining flour with salt, 1 cup cool tap water, and oil. Add yeast mixture. Mix in remaining flour.
Knead 15 minutes on a floured surface (10 minutes in a machine) until smooth. Place dough in bowl dusted with flour and cover with plastic rap. Let rise until doubled (1 to 2 hours).
Punch dough down and put in ziploc bag in the refrigerator until ready to use. Preheat oven to 500F.
Remove dough from refrigerator when ready to shape into crust.
Punch down dough thoroughly and roll out dough on a floured surface.
Lightly oil (olive) a pan, place the dough in it and push to stretch evenly leaving a lip up against sides of pan.
Let it rest for 10-15 minutes. Stretch out dough again and place desired toppings.
Cook in center of oven until crust is golden brown.