With National Pizza Day coming up quick that I thought I would post my go to recipe for homemade pizza dough. I had to dust the recipe off, it hasn't been used in a while due to work schedule.
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 package(2 1/4 teaspoon) yeast
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 2 Tablespoon Olive oil
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- Dissolve yeast in water, let sit for 5 minutes.
- In a large bowl mix remaining ingredients. Add yeast-water mixture to bowl and mix together.
- Flour countertop and knead dough for about 5-10 minutes.
- Place dough into oil coated container. Turn dough to coat. Cover. Let sit in warm area until doubled in size. 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Punch dough until it deflates some. Divide dough in half and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Place in center of greased pan. Flatten dough and use greased fingertips to work dough outwards. I'm making a 12-14 inch crust.
- Put in oven and prebake for 7 minutes.
- Add sauce and desired toppings, bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until desired goldenness.
I occasionally add dried mince garlic and dried oregano to dough for just a little extra flavor. I usually cook this in a cast iron skillet. What you grease the pan with will also change the texture of the crust. Bacon grease will add more of a crunch and a hint of bacon, while olive oil is just more on the crispy side.
I don't remember where I got this. I have used this recipe for many years.
I hope you take the time to give this a try. Let me know if you did and how you topped it.