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  • 1/4 ounce, active dry yeast(package)
  • 3/4 cup, warm water - 105 to 115 degrees
  • 1 1/2 cups, unbleached flour
  • 1/4 cup, unbleached flour - reserved
  • 1/2 cup, semolina flour
  • 1 teaspoon, sugar
  • 1 teaspoon, kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon, Epicurean Italian Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil


  1. Make sure that you have fresh yeast! Packaged yeast has a short shelf life.
  2. Dissolve the package of yeast in the warm water and let stand for 10 minutes. Heating in the microwave for about 1 minute will get the water to the proper temperature, but check with a thermometer.
  3. In a food processor with the metal blade inserted, combine the following: 1 ½ cups of flour, ½ cup of semolina, 1 tsp. sugar, and 1 tsp. salt. Mix well. With the motor running, slowly mix in the yeast mixture until combined. Add the 1 tbsp of  Epicurean Italian Herb Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the mixture and continue mixing for 1 minute. The dough should have formed a ball. Note: Add the remaining ¼ cup of flour if it hasn't formed a ball yet.
  4. Take the dough out of the mixer and put onto a floured surface and knead briefly with flour until the ball is not sticky.
  5. Next, form the dough into a ball and put it in a bowl that has been lightly coated with olive oil. Cover the bowl with a damp towel and put it in a warm place for about 1 hour. (You may then put it in the refrigerator).
  6. Take the dough from the refrigerator and roll it on a floured surface into a long cylinder and cut it into 5-6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and place on a floured platter. Do this with all the balls and keep them covered with a damp towel.
  7. Place a pizza stone on a rack in the oven and preheat to 500 degrees for 1 hour prior to cooking. Alternatively place pizza stone on gas grill. Turn on burners to medium heat and heat for 1 hour prior to cooking.
  8. Using a rolling pin, roll one ball into a circle making a pizza crust. Now you can add the tomato sauce and your toppings and cook at 500 for about 5 to 7 minutes. Watch closely as it cooks very fast!
Serves: 5

Epicurean Olive Oil Co.

 The Avenue-Suite 2070

 Murfreesboro, TN 37129


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