2. Water Up
While it may seem like any water will do in your recipe, water is a critical ingredient in making the best pizza dough possible. Municipal county water supplies are tainted with chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride to prevent bacteria growth. While these chemicals are meant to keep us safe, they change the pH and hardness of the water. Some cities in America have failing water infrastructure that includes lead piping in the water supply. This deadly toxin ends up in the water and damages human health.
When making your pizza dough, ensure that you use filtered alkaline water fortified with minerals. This water will make a difference in the final taste of the baked pizza dough. Before you get started with your recipe, pour yourself a glass of water, you’re going to need it. Water rehydrates the flour. Its energy and warmth bring the yeast to life, starting a chemical reaction that forms the foundation of your pizza.