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Reference: Sponge Dough Recipe
dough sponge
Mix 1 teaspoon yeast (Red Star active dry), 1 cup flour mixture (2/1 00 to bread), 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water, and 1 teaspoon honey in a bowl until smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow yeast to work for 30 minutes.

Remove plastic wrap and stir sponge before adding to 1 cup flour mixture, 2 teaspoons Kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in mixer (Bosch Kitchen Machine).

sponge stirred
dough in mixer
Knead in mixer for 5 minutes adding additional flour until dough pulls away from side of mixer to form ball. (Dough should be moist and slightly sticky.) Let rest 20 minutes. Knead in mixer an additional 2 minutes.

Remove from mixer and form into smooth ball.

dough out of mixer
before rise
Place into straight-sided covered container greased with olive oil and flatten dough out onto bottom. Mark top of dough on side of container.

Let rise until doubled (1.5-2 hours) in covered container.

after rise
dough in pan
Divide dough into half and form into balls. Dust with flour and place into covered container. (This recipe makes 24 ounces of dough or 2 13" crusts.)
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