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Rolling Out Your Pizza Dough

Swirling pizza dough in the air isn't the only way to prepare the perfect crust. Here's the simplest way to get your pizza started.

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1. Lightly dust work surface with whole-wheat flour.

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2. Place dough ball onto floured surface. Using fingertips, flatten into a 6- to 8-inch circle, about 1/2-inch thick.

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3. Using a floured rolling pin, flatten dough in 1 direction, moving the rolling pin back and forth, to give you an oval shape.

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4. Flip dough and rotate it clockwise a quarter turn, so the dough lies horizontally. Add flour to surface and dough, as needed, to prevent sticking and tearing. Roll again, back and forth, to even dough into a circle.

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5. Repeat steps Three and Four until desired thickness and diameter are achieved