Homemade Pizza Dough
Last weekend we were having friends over for dinner and I got a chance to make homemade pizza dough for the first time. It was flat out simple and I don’t think I’ll ever get the store bought stuff again!
- 3 1/2 cups bread flour, plus more for rolling
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 envelope instant dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons
-Combine the bread flour, sugar, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine.
-While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
-Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
-Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour.
-Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces.
-Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes.
After the dough had rested we worked it on a lightly floured surface into 12″-14″ pies.
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