Quick and Easy Pizza Dough

Ingredients

Makes enough dough for 1 large, 16" pan

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 package dry yeast (2.25 tsp.)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil, plus extra for brushing bowl
  • 3 cups flour, plus extra for dusting on work surface

Put warm water in stand mixer bowl and sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit for about 5 minutes. With a dough hook attachment, stir in salt, sugar and 2 tbsp. olive oil. Slowly add in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough comes together. Continue kneading with the dough attachment for 5 minutes (alternatively, you can flour a work surface and knead the dough with your hands). 


Put the ball of dough in an oiled bowl and lightly coat the top of the dough with oil. Cover with a kitchen towel. Leave in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.


When the dough has doubled, roll or stretch the dough to fit a pizza pan or baking stone.


If the dough is too elastic to cover the pan and it keeps springing back, stretch it out and let it rest. Keep stretching it and letting it rest until it relaxes enough to cover the pan.


Top with desired toppings. Cook in a preheated 425 degrees F oven for 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

by The Savvy Kitchen
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