Beth's Perfect and Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 2 crusts
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Dissolve yeast in water.
  • Combine flour and salt in large mixing bowl.
  • Make a well in center of flour and with your hands, work in 1/2 of the yeast mixture.
  • Add olive oil and then continue to work in the rest of the yeast mixture.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of water if necessary to make dough soft and smooth.
  • Turn dough onto flat surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  • Oil a large mixing bowl and place dough in it, turning on dough over to get oil on all sides.
  • Cover with damp towel and let rise for 1 hour.
  • Preheat pizza stone in oven at 500 degrees.
  • Divide pizza dough in half. Roll out each half into 12-14" circles making crusts about 1/8" thick.
  • Sprinkle 3 tablespoons cornmeal onto pizza peal. Place 1 pizza crust on pizza peal and lightly brush with olive oil. Add all ingredients you want on your pizza.
  • Slide pizza from peel onto preheated pizza stone in the oven. Cook until crust is crisp and golden, about 15-20 minutes.
  • DOUGH CAN BE FROZEN: After rising, shape dough into 2 balls a, wrap and freeze. To use, thaw at room temperature and roll out as described.
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