The Bestest, Easiest Homemade Pizza Dough…EVERJanuary 4, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Posted in Recipes | 2 Comments
Tags: cooking, dough, family, homemade, pizza, recipe
I love to make things from scratch.
As many things as I can.
And I have been purposing to cut back on take-out dinners to maybe once or twice a month.
(It’s getting easier!)
Pizza is one of our favorite foods.
(Isn’t it everyone’s?)
Here is the bestest, easiest recipe ever.
I usually triple it to feed a crowd.
(Our family is usually a crowd.)
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
2 tablespoons sugar or honey
1 cup very warm tap water
3 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Dissolve yeast and sugar in very warm tap water.
- Allow mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes until foamy.
- In the meantime, mix the flour with olive oil and salt in an electric mixer fitted with the paddle.
- Add yeast mixture into flour mixture all at once.
- Mix on low for a minute or two, until all flour is absorbed.
- Turn mixer on medium and allow to mix/knead until the dough becomes a ball and is smooth in texture. (This usually takes about 5 or 6 minutes.)
- Remove dough and lightly knead it as you shape it into a ball. You can do this in your hands or on a board with a little bit of flour.
- Place dough ball in a large bowl that has been greased with 1 teaspoon olive oil.
- Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled in size, approximately 1 1/2 hours. (If the weather is especially cool, turn your oven on 200 degrees and set bowl next to it. The warmth from the oven will encourage the yeast to do it’s job.)
- Punch down the dough and use immediately OR place in a ziploc and put it in the refrigerator until you need it. Allow 2 hours for the dough to sit out and warm up before using.
Using your pizza dough:
- cut the dough into 4 equal pieces
- roll out on a floured board OR stretch using your hands until dough is at desired thickness
- place on parchment lined baking sheet and top using your favorite things: marinara sauce, cheese, veggies, meats, etc.
- bake at 400 degrees for about 7 or 8 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly