Cheese and Onion Pizza Dough Recipe
This pizza dough recipe makes enough dough for a thick crust pizza, two thin crust pizzas or several calzones. The cheese and onion used in this pizza dough recipe give it a wonderful flavor and you can choose which type of pizza you want out of thin crust, thick crust or calzone and choose your preferred sauce and toppings.
If you want to know how to make pizza dough, this is a very nice recipe to begin with. Herbs are nice to add to pizza recipes but you need to make sure they are very finely ground. Two teaspoons of herbs on one pizza is sufficient for a gentle flavor.
Cheese and Onion Pizza Dough
4 ½ cups all purpose flour
⅔ cup grated parmesan
⅔ cup finely chopped onion
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 packages dried yeast
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons olive oil
Dissolve the yeast in the water and stir in the sugar. Let this stand for 4 minutes.
Sift all but ½ cup of the flour into a bowl with the salt. Add the onions, cheese, 3 tablespoons of the oil, the yeast mix, and the egg and mix gently with your hands.
Knead on a floured surface for 8 to 10 minutes then place dough in a greased bowl. Brush oil over the top of the dough and cover with a kitchen towel.
Put it somewhere warm for 90 minutes.
Add toppings and bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted.
Makes a 16-inch pizza dough