Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe
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Serves: 1 16" pizza or two small-medium pizzas
 
This crowd-pleasing easy pizza dough recipe is quick and simple to whip together any night of the week.
Ingredients
  • DOUGH:
  • 1.5 cups of hot water
  • one packet of yeast (1/4 oz)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil + 1 tsp for later
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 4 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour + ~1/2 cup for later
  • 2 tsp salt
  • TO PREPARE PIZZA:
  • 2 tbsp white cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • a sprinkle of garlic salt
  • a sprinkle of oregano
  • ~ 1 cup of marinara sauce
  • ~ 2 cups of shredded mozzarella
  • additional pizza toppings of choice
Instructions
  1. TO MAKE DOUGH:
  2. Pour entire yeast packet into hot water. Use a spoon to give a quick stir to make sure all yeast is coated in water. Set for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour EVOO and sugar into the water/yeast mix. Give a quick stir.
  4. In separate large bowl, combine flour with salt.
  5. Pour liquid mixture into large bowl with flour mixture.
  6. Using your Kitchenaid mixer's dough hook, turn on medium speed for 60 seconds. (If you're not using a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer or a spoon. You can even work it in with your hands after giving it an initial stir.
  7. Dough will be sticky. Add an additional ¼ cup flour to the mixture and return to medium speed.
  8. At this point, the dough shouldn't be sticking terribly to your hands. If it is, continue to add 2 tbsp of flour until you can easily grab it out of the bowl to shape into a ball.
  9. With your hands coated in flour, work in the dough until a nice ball is formed.
  10. In a large bowl, pour in 1 tsp of EVOO. Roll dough ball around in the EVOO until it is completely coated.
  11. Place dough ball in bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  12. Set bowl on the counter to let the dough rise for 1-3 hours.
  13. Once dough has doubled in size, you're ready to make your pizza!
  14. TO MAKE PIZZA:
  15. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  16. You can now either split dough ball in half to make two smaller pizzas, or make one large pizza.
  17. Lightly coat the bottom of your cooking stone with cornmeal. If using a metal pan, coat generously with non-stick spray and then lightly spread around cornmeal.
  18. Roll out dough, form your crust, then pop in the oven for seven minutes.
  19. After seven minutes, lightly brush honey onto the crust of the pizza.
  20. Sprinkle crust with garlic salt.
  21. Time for toppings! Top pizza to your desire, then stick back in the oven for 7-9 minutes. The crust should be lightly browned before it's ready.
  22. Slice pizza and enjoy immensely!
Recipe by Whimsical September at http://whimsicalseptember.com/2018/11/easy-homemade-pizza-dough-recipe-a-giveaway.html/