Easy pizza dough!
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Pizza Dough

A great freezable pizza dough
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 21/4 tsp. instant yeast
  • 4 cups 22 oz. bread flour, plus more for dusting
  • 11/2 tsp. salt
  • 11/4 cup water at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Optional: Add extra zing into your pizza dough with rosemary thyme, or other seasonings and spices.

Instructions

  • Measure 1/2 cup warm water into 2 cup liquid measure and sprinkle yeast on top
  • In separate mixing bowl, combine flour and salt.
  • Add room temperature water to yeast water, stir it around.
  • Add water to flour mixture, while mixing with a paddle attachment.
  • Mix until a cohesive ball of dough has formed. Then replace paddle attachment with dough hook.
  • Knead on low speed for 5 mins, dough should be smooth and elastic, and come away from the side.
  • Oil a bowl
  • Put dough in bowl, and turn over once to coat.
  • Cover with plastic wrap
  • Let rise 1.5-2 hours til double in size
  • Punch down dough
  • Transfer to floured work surface, and make into two balls.
  • If freezing dough alone, freeze at this point.
  • Otherwise, pre-heat oven to 500, and put pizza baking stone in oven (for about 20 minutes)
  • Let dough relax five minutes
  • Sprinkle work surface with some cornmeal, then roll out to form crust (about 18 inches in diameter)
  • Place on hot stone, bake 3-5 mins
  • Remove dough and top with your favorite toppings
  • Freeze pizza as a whole, or Bake at 425 for 10-15 mins, until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  • If cooking from frozen, turn down to 400 and bake 17-19 mins

Notes

You can freeze this as dough to be topped later, if doing so, let dough defrost, then shape and bake.