Making pizza dough is like a fun science experiment you get to eat.
I adore pizza and get a true kick out of making my own dough. I just love how you can take simple ingredients and make them into something that can be used for a meal that can be savory or sweet. Pizza is always a big hit in my house, so I’m going to share with you how I make my dough that works out every time.
Here is what you will need:
- 1 packet of yeast
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 1/2 cups of hot tap water
- 4 cups of bread flour ( maybe a little more if dough is sticky)
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
Here is what you need to do:
First, mix 1 1/2 cups of hot tap water and a teaspoon of sugar. Give a good stir and them mix in your packet of yeast and set aside to proof.
While the yeast is getting all bubbly, mix the flour, salt and olive oil.
Pour in the yeast mixture and then the honey and mix until the dough forms into a nice smooth ball.
If you see it sticking to the sides of the bowl, just add more flour until it is all formed and the sides of the bowl are clean. It will probably take about 10 minutes.
Coat a large bowl with olive oil and place dough inside.
Cover with a damp cloth and set aside in a warm spot for 2-3 hours.
So Fun 😉
Cut your huge dough ball into 4 pieces. I am just making lunch for the baby and me, so I packed up the rest for the freezer.
I rolled out my dough ball to fit my favorite cast iron pizza pan, which I always preheat and brush with olive oil before laying my dough on it. Then I brush the top of the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. If I was making something sweet with my dough I would brush it with a little melted butter and add a light sprinkle of sugar. I like my dough crunchy, so I bake it at 500 degrees for a couple of minutes before adding any toppings.
I like to get the most out of my pizza pie, so I divided it into thirds and made a fun lunch for us to…..