Easy Pizza Dough Recipe


This easy pizza dough recipe will have you baking pizza at home much more often! This recipe will show you how to make pizza dough very easily.


There are a lot of easy dough recipes out there, but many are basic and bland.


We based this recipe on one we found at FabulousFoods.com courtesy of Cheri Sicard.


It is definitely worth making. It can be extremely quick and easy to prepare if you have a food processor or Kitchen Aid type mixer.

Bread flour, which is a high protein flour, is highly recommended by many for good pizza dough.

You can always use all-purpose flour, but bread flour (paired with semolina flour which is Cheri's recommendation for this recipe) seems to give it a little edge.

Ingredients

Makes 2 Medium Pizzas

  • 1 1/2 cups very warm water
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups bread flour (Cheri uses 2 3/4 cup bread flour and 1/2 cup semolina flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

Place very warm water (you might start with hot water), yeast and sugar in a Kitchen Aid-type mixer or food processor. Use the bread hook if you have a Kitchen Aid mixer. Mix for a couple of seconds. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. The yeast and water mixture should start bubbling a little bit.



Dump in your dry ingredients (flour, salt) into the yeast mixture. Turn on the mixer and let it knead the dough mix for about a minute until it forms into a ball. You can add a little flour if the dough is too wet, but not too much.

Take the dough out of the mixture and form into a ball. Place it in a large bowl and coat lightly with olive oil.

Cover with a kitchen towel and let dough rise for about an hour. It should double in size. Then roll it out and shape it by hand, with a rolling pin, or by tossing it in the air (if you're that talented).

If you have a pizza stone, use it! Place the dough on the pizza stone, dress it up with your favorite pizza sauce recipe and toppings and bake in a hot oven, 500 degrees at least for about 10-12 minutes.

Enjoy!


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