The Perfect Pizza Dough
The recipe is virtually fool-proof! Makes perfect pizza dough every time!
Recipe type: Bread
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 Tablespoon yeast
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 5 cups flour, divided
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil (2 Tablespoons per pan)
Mix warm water and yeast and let sit 5 minutes until yeast proofs.
Add 2 ½ cups flour with proofed yeast and mix well in Kitchen Aid or with a dough hook.
Add additional 2 ½ cups flour and salt, knead until smooth. Cover bowl with saran wrap. Let dough rest in a ball for 10 to 20 minutes.
Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil onto baking sheet or pizza pan and evenly coat bottom of baking sheet or pizza pan.
Remove dough from bowl and add more flour as needed (a little at a time) to alleviate the stickiness of the dough if needed. I add a few Tablespoons usually.
Split dough in half and roll each ball of dough very thin and place on greased pan.
Preheat oven to 400 F
Now comes the fun part! Top your pizza dough however you would like. If you have a favorite pizza recipe or breadstick recipe, have at it! Be sure and leave a ¾-inch space on the edge for crust.
Bake each pizza separately at 400 degrees F for 18-20 minutes for pizza and 15 minutes for bread sticks or cinnamon sticks.