Here in Sonoma, we like wine with everything, even in our pizza dough. Celebrity chef and media personality, Mario Batali’s recipe for white wine pizza dough is an interesting and delicious alternative to traditional pizza dough. While the official name of the recipe is “white wine pizza dough”, it can actually be made with red or white wine.
- 1/4 cup light red wine or white wine
- 3/4 cup warm water
- 1-1/2 packages yeast
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups double zero flour and 1/2 cup AP flour, sifted together
Combine the wine, water, and yeast in a large bowl and stir until dissolved. Add the honey, salt, and the olive oil and mix thoroughly. Add 1 cup of the flour and mix with a wooden spoon to make a loose batter. Add 2 more cups of the flour and stir with the spoon for 2-3 minutes to incorporate as much flour as possible.
Bring the dough together by hand and turn out onto a floured board or marble surface. Knead for 6 to 8 minutes, until you have made a smooth, firm dough. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a towel. Set aside to rise in the warmest part of the kitchen for 45 minutes.
Cut the risen dough into 4 equal pieces and knead each portion into a round. Cover again and let rest 15 minutes.
To make the pizzas: Dust a clean work surface lightly with flour. Working one dough round at a time, use your fingers and palms to flatten the dough into a 10 to 12-inch circle, each about 1/8-inch thick.