Threshold Expeditions, Stephanie Howe, is a master of all things food. Have you ever tried her pizza recipe? Her pizza creations get rave reviews and are a regular crowd favorite. We wanted to share her crust recipe with you to use as you train and create foods that nourish body, mind and soul. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
1 2/3 c water
2 tsp yeast
1/4 c olive oil
5 c flour
2 tsp salt
Mix water and yeast together in a bowl and let stand for a few minutes. Add flour, olive oil, and salt. Knead for 5-6 minutes, until the dough is smooth. Divide into 4-6 balls (depending on number of pizzas) and transfer to a well-oiled baking sheet. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap and let the dough rise for 1.5- 2 hours.
At this point, use the dough or refrigerate or freeze for later use.
To make the pizza: Pre-heat oven (or grill) to 450° F and begin heating a pizza stone, if you have one. Roll out the dough, 1 pizza at a time, on a well-floured surface. Stretch, pull, toss, to shape the dough.
Before baking, reduce the temperature to 400° F and slide pizza onto the stone. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until crust begins to brown (time may depend on crust thickness & oven).
Allow the pizza to cool slightly before slicing. I like to drizzle a thick balsamic vinegar or olive oil on top. Serve with your favorite vino!