Homemade Pizza Dough

Prep time: 15 minutes

Rest time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Materials:

  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (plus additional 1 cup)
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 1 tbs. sugar
  • 1 tbs. salt
  • 2 tbs. olive oil (plus additional 1 tbs.)
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water

Process:

  1. In a bowl of  a standing mixer (if you don’t have one, no worries you can knead the dough by hand) add in 3 1/2 cups flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. Mix to combine.
  2. With the mixer running on low start to add in your warm water.
  3. Once the dough has come together, and with the mixer still running, add in the 2 tbs. of olive oil.
  4. At this point your dough has come together but is still quite sticky. With the mixer still going start to add in 1 tbs. of flour at a time until the dough doesn’t look wet anymore. I use about an additional 1/2 -1/4 cup while doing this.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a clean well floured work surface and knead the dough by hand until is no longer sticky.
  6. Add in remaining 1 tbs. of olive oil back into the bowl of your mixer and spread around the entire bowl. Add back in your knead dough and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Place in a warm place for about 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.
  7. Remove dough from bowl and cut in half. This makes 2 pizza dough’s. If using right away let sit for 10 minutes covered with some plastic wrap.
  8. If not cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight. If not using in the next day or so you can place dough in the freezer.

Cooks note: When making the pizza I don’t roll out it with a rolling pin or add any additional flour. I stretch the dough out by hand. I then bake it at 400 degrees for 15-20 depending on how thick I’ve made the crust. ENJOY and stay SAFE!

 

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