Whenever I used to think about making pizza, the dough thing kind of held me back. I mean anybody can come up with a bunch of toppings and a sauce, right? For pizza dough on the other hand you definitely need an expert or something like that. [heh] Well, not really.
This is the dough recipe that I’m using every time I make pizza and I never failed. It is very fast and easy to make, and nice thing about it, you don’t have to let it rise. Personally I like my crust very thin and not very crispy because I would rather enjoy the toppings than fill myself with bread. [heh] However, if you like the puffy/fluffy style you should let it rise for about an hour and probably add some sugar or honey to it.
Note: The dough is enough to make 3 medium pizzas or probably 2 large ones… depending of what large means to you :P.
You’ll need a cup and a half of warm water, and to it add a packet of instant yeast (2¼ tsp).
Get a ⅓ cup of olive oil ready.
Add 4 cups of flour and a tsp of salt in the bowl of your mixer and mix it a bit, then add the ⅓ cup of olive oil.
Mix the oil and flour mixture for a minute or so then add the yeast water.
Continue mixing, until everything is well incorporated. Shape the dough into a ball. The dough should be very elastic. You can also get creative, like adding some herbs like oregano or weird spices. I actually made one with maple syrup instead of honey but make sure you don’t pour too much or it will turn into a cracker in the oven.
- 1½ cups Warm Water
- 1 tsp Salt
- ⅓ cup Olive Oil
- 4 cups Flour
- 2¼ tsp Yeast