I know a few of us have made no knead bread but the pizza version is the new hot (no pun intended) trend. It’s super easy and works with a traditional pizza pan or baking sheet as shown in the video.
No-Knead Pizza Dough
Adapted from Jim Lahey, Co.
Makes four 12-inch pizza crusts
3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting
¼ teaspoon instant yeast (note from Jill: I’ve had better results using 1 tsp.)
1½ teaspoons salt
1½ cups warm water
1. In a large bowl, mix the flour with the yeast and salt. Add the water and stir until blended (the dough will be very sticky). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let rest for 12 to 24 hours in a warm spot, about 70°.
2. Place the dough on a lightly floured work surface and lightly sprinkle the top with flour. Fold the dough over on itself once or twice, cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
3. Divide the dough into 4 pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Generously sprinkle a clean cotton towel with flour and cover the dough balls with it. Let the dough rise for 2 hours.
4. Stretch or toss the dough into the desired shape, cover with toppings and bake at 500 degrees on top of a baking sheet or very hot pizza stone.