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Ok, what's the secret?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoC4aEQ20do
or you could do what I do - go to the local bakery and buy pizza dough (which is way better because of the flour.) Then play with it, just use  your hands, it is soothing for the soul, trust me. We have family pizza night every Friday, and I cheat!     You can even make stuffed crust pizza with bakery dough, home-made is just not the same.  I was married to an Italian, and he never knew the difference between home-made and bought dough.

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LOL Thanks!
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I knew a lady who made a special double-pizza.

It requires flouring one's buttocks, a little privacy, and some...love. *grin*

I always wanted to learn to toss pizza dough, though. Um, really.
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I never rolled it.  I flattened balls of dough with my hands and then shaped it with my hands.  Kind of kneaded it out and then tossed it a bit - not too high, because I am not very cordinated.  I think the most important thing is to work the dough and I don't think rolling it really does that.

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     Rolling and needing change the elasticity of the dough.  The make it more elastic.  Tender dough, such as pie crust and biscuits, you don't want to work very much at all.  It ruins the tenderness and flakiness of the dough, which comes from not completely incorporating the shortening into the flour, I think.  

     Some bread doughs, you want to knead extensively to get the gluten in the bread to link up with itself and get all elastic and stretchy.  

     About the amount of rising you need to do with pizza dough, though, I confess complete ignorance.  Have you seen the Baking Book put out by America's Test Kitchen?  They might have some stuff on it in there.  Those people are geniuses about baking and cooking in general.  Their big cook book has an incredible Mac and Cheese recipe that is to roll over and die for.  It's mostly done on top of the stove, and it only bakes for maybe five or ten minutes, tops.  They also have a pot roast recipe that leaves adults weeping.

     Don't tell anybody I like to cook.  There are people who might think it a Liberal weakness.  Hush.
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Yep, that's the problem, the dough is too elastic and shrinks back after I roll it out.
Thanks for all the tips, I'll give them a try.
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A little more flour, a little less stretch.

I'm teaching children [x 1, then hopefully more] about bread...and its gender. Like pizza dough. I don't know all of the ins and outs of breads' various ways...but life is wonderful...

but when yeast and heat is added? It's spectacular!





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Old topic...

But you gotta grab two ends of the dough-ball, stretch'm out abit and then fold them back towards themselves. Making a new ball. Then again on the sides you didn't fold over. Pinch the bottoms together and then viola.

Takes practice. I used to be able to do full two batches of dough in about an hour.
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If you actually sit on dough, I do believe we'd all like to see the results.
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No pizza-delivery where you live?  
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It costs $1.25 for a bag of dough from our great bakery, and I no long need to go through the process.  Whoo hooo!
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This isn`t necessarily pizza-dough related, but I make a traditional Finnish bread  (more of a coffee cake, really) that incorporates cardamom.. it is sooo good.. I learned the ol` fashioned hand-kneading way from my mother, but now I have a handy Bosch mixer with a kneading hook that does the job beautifully! Is that cheating..? At first it was hard to get used to, because I was accustomed to being able to `feel` my way to a good dough, but with the mixer, it`s a different technique, not as hands-on (hands-in!)     
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It`s a braided loaf.. turns out real pretty, great for the holidays, too. I love it with strong coffee!  Yummm....  but too many carbs aint good for Amaryllis.. =P  lol  So I have to go easy.  
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Well anyhoo..
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