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Basic Square Pan Pizza Dough Recipe (Sicilian-Style Dough)

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Note: To make without a stand mixer, combine flour, salt, yeast, and olive oil in a large bowl. Whisk to combine, then add water. stir together vigorously with a wooden spoon until homogeneous, about 3 minutes. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for at least 8 hours and up to 15. Continue with step 2 as directed. For a basic topping, roughly puree 1 (28-ounce) can san marzano tomatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil and kosher salt to taste. Spread 2/3rds of sauce over pizza leaving a 1-inch border all around. Top with half pound grated mozzarella cheese and basil leaves. Drizzle with olive oil before baking and to with grated parmesan as soon as it comes out of the oven.

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