Published: September 11, 2014

    Prepare for Football Season with Pelican’s Pizza Dough Recipe!

    Football season is upon us and countless Americans are gearing up to watch their favorite college and professional teams take the field. As the summer wanes, backyard barbecues give way to weekend gatherings centered on touchdowns, turnovers, and big hits. Whether you’re playing host to a large football party or a small gathering of family and friends, this delicious pizza recipe is exactly what you need to make your guests stand up and cheer.

    Serving size: 4 pizzas

    What You’ll Need

    • Large (6 quart) bowl
    • Wooden spoon
    • Stand-up mixer
    • Olive oil
    • Sugar
    • Salt
    • Yeast
    • Pelican Filtered water
    • Plastic wrap
    • Rolling pin
    • Parchment paper
    • Tomato sauce
    • Cheese
    • Toppings
    • Flour

    Making the Dough

    1. In a large 6-quart bowl, add 1.5 tablespoons of dry yeast, 1 tablespoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/4 cup of olive oil and 2 3/4 cups of filtered water.
    2. Thoroughly mix the ingredients, using a wooden spoon or stand-up mixer.
    3. Add 6.5 cups of flour to the mixture and stir thoroughly.
    4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and wait two hours for the dough to rise.

    Making Your Pizza

    1. Place the dough on a sheet of parchment paper.
    2. Flatten the dough to a desired thickness, using the rolling pin.
    3. Add a layer of tomato sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings.
    4. Preheat your oven to 450F.
    5. Place the pizza in the oven without removing it from the parchment paper.
    6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

    Freezing the Dough

    Because this recipe creates four pizzas, you may want to freeze some of the dough for later. To do this, wait for the dough to rise and then cut it into four pieces. Pack it tightly inside ziplock bags and remove all the air. You can then defrost the dough any time and quickly make delicious handmade pizza for football games, parties, and other social gatherings.