Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins
Cooking for a couple of decades you are always tweaking. I have several dough recipes, but this is the one that consistently gets the high marks from my guest. A hot pizza stone works best, but a good hot oven is the key.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3⁄4 cup cool water
- 1 (1/4 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons butter
- In a small bowl combine salt, honey, olive oil, and cool water.
- Mix well and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine warm water and yeast. Allow to proof for ten minutes.
- After proofing combine honey mixture and yeast in one large mixing bowl.
- Add flour, one cup at a time, into the combined liquid mixture. Dough is an art - depending on your paradigm you may want to work this with your hands, add a T of water if it is dry.
- Place dough ball on lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
- Place dough in covered buttered (melted) bowl and allow dough to rest for 30 minutes. A slightly warmed oven (90 degree) is great.
- Divide into two equal sized dough balls.
- If using a pizza stone, place stone in oven and preheat oven to 450 for at least ten minutes.
- Roll out into two pies and add your favorite sauce and topping combinations.
This is my go to for a pizza crust. I do not change a thing!!
We like this pizza dough a lot! I double the recipe & prepare it several days in advance. I split it into 4 pieces, lightly grease 4 plastic food storage bags & seal the dough, refrigerate for several days. In my opinion the flavor develops more this way. Just my personal preference. I take the amount I want to use out of the refrigerator a few hours before I want to bake my pizza or calzone & let it come to room temp. From there proceed as normal. Thank you for sharing your recipe, it is in my favorites.
Hi. My 2 cents. This looks like a good recipe. I wonder what would happen if you would use high gluten flour or add barley flour. I tinker with recipes and have found a heaping Tbp of stone ground cornmeal is an excellent dough conditioner. Provide wonderful ful texture. Thank you.