Easy Pizza Dough

Cooking Time: 15-20 min    Servings: 6-8     

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon fast rise yeast (if you use regular yeast, allow longer raising time)
  • 1 c warm water
  • 2 c unbleached bread flour
  • 1 c unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder (helps to make the crust chewy but tender)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Scene medium Extra Virgin Olive Oil plus extra for pan

Directions:

This recipe can be made by hand or in a mixer.
If using a bread machine, follow manufacturer’s instructions for dough.

  1. Combine yeast and warm water; let stand about 5 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir by hand or mix to incorporate, then knead (on slow speed if using mixer, 5 to 7 minutes, or if by hand, until smooth and elastic). 
  4. Cover dough with oiled plastic wrap and allow to rest 1 hour (or refrigerate up to 24 hours, well wrapped, but allow room to rise).
  5. Punch down dough.
  6. Preheat oven to 450
  7. Oil a 16-20” pizza pan depending on how thick you want the crust
  8. Roll out dough on the pan. 
  9. Top as desired.
  10. Bake 15-20 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned.