Almost Like Papa John's Pizza Dough

Total Time
45mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
35 mins

I found this via the net and am posting it in response to a request for it.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 12-3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 14 teaspoons fast rising yeast (or fast rise, 1 envelope)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup very warm water (120 to 130 degrees)
  • 2 tablespoons oil

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt; blend well.
  2. Gradually add water and oil to mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened, then beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. By hand, add 1 1/2 to 2 cupa flour until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
  3. On floured surface, knead in 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour until dough is smooth and elastic. Cover loosely with plastic and let rest in a warm place for about 15 minutes.
  4. Press out dough onto (2) 12-inch pizza pans. Prick randomly with a fork. Let rest again in a warm place for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Brush crusts lightly with oil then prebake them in a 450 degree oven for 5 minutes.
  6. Top as desired, then bake again in 450 degree oven for 4-5 minutes, or until desired doneness.