Easy Weeknight Pizza Dough

1 c. warm water (100-110*)

2 1/4 t. (1 pkg) active dry yeast

1 t. honey

2 1/2 c. all purpose flour

1/2 c. bread flour

1 T. kosher salt

2 T olive oil


Combine water, yeast and honey in a small bowl and let set until foamy, about 5 minutes.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil.


Whisk the flours and salt together in the large bowl of a stand mixer.  Add the oil and yeast mixture.  Mix on low speed, using the dough hook, for 7-10 minutes, until the dough is smooth and springs back when touched.  Form dough into a ball, spray bowl with cooking spray or olive oil and return dough ball to bowl.  Place bowl in a cold oven with the pot of boiling water next to it.  Close the door and let rise until double in size, about an hour.


The dough is now ready to use, be wrapped in plastic and placed in the refrigerator for up to an hour or frozen for later use.