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Keeping with the Vitamix theme¬†I thought I’d share another one of our fun experiments. Kneading dough! Yes, remember how I told you it kneads dough? Well it does and it does it well.

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What it does better? Cleans up the kneaded dough! Yup, and that stuff ain’t easy to get off. I was seriously impressed. The only down side is that I got too usde to the Vitamix cleaning itself and felt compelled to make the spatula clean itself too…if only.

Anyways, here’s the pizza dough recipe we used.

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Pizza Dough

Makes 1 large pizza base or two small pizzas.

Ingredients

  • 1 yeast packet
  • 2 tsp of caster sugar
  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 2.5 cups of plain flour (wholemeal or half/half if you’d prefer)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs of oil

Method

  1. Put the yeast, sugar and water together in a bowl. Stir slowly till combined and leave to sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Put flour and salt in the Vitamix. Starting at 1 crank it up to 6 until a hole forms in the middle.
  3. Stop the Vitamix and add the yeast mixture (after the 5 minutes) and oil.
  4. If needed use a spatula to wipe/push down the sides of the jug.
  5. Starting at 1 again, switch to high mode- alternating between on and off for 5 times. (in bursts)
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 as necessary until the dough has formed a ball and is binded.
  7. Remove from the jug and place in a covered bowl somewhere warm for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Preheat a fanforced oven to 200 degrees celsius, and gather toppings for your base.
  9. After the waiting time, roll the dough out on a floured board till desired thickness and size.
  10. Top with desired toppings and pop in the oven for 16-20 minutes.

 

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  • What other dough-type things should I make with my Vitamix?
  • What are your favourite pizza toppings?
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