Food - Drink
The Kitchen Appliance That Makes Perfect Pizza Dough A Snap
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
It’s fun to make pizza at home from scratch, but the process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, and will err on the longer side if you make your own dough. Luckily, you may already have a kitchen appliance sitting on your counter that can turn dough-making into a much easier endeavor.
If kneading dough by hand or using a mixer for your pizza dough has failed you, a food processor can help you out. The blade to this appliance quickly whips ingredients into a smooth, supple and stretchable dough with sturdy gluten development, so the dough won’t refuse to budge nor tear in half when you roll it out.
Beyond making the dough easier to work with, mixing via a food processor limits the dough’s exposure to air, which creates a better flavor in the cooked pizza crust. Simply give your dough ingredients a 30-second processing (or slightly shorter or longer) in the machine, then let it rest in the fridge for a day before using.