Have you ever wished you could make a perfect pizza dough? Does working with yeast intimidate you? If you have never worked with yeast and if you like to save money while having endless possibilities of different meals and snacks you can make for your family and friends, this is the perfect recipe to start with!
Pizza dough can of course be made into a great pizza or calzone. But, don’t forget cheesy bread with a marinara dipping sauce, hot dogs wrapped in pizza dough, bread sticks, or even sugar and cinnamon twists, yum! The possibilities are endless once you have a good basic dough under your belt.
This recipe is easier if you have a stand mixer of course, but totally doable if you only have your own two hands, remember Italians have been making pizza for long before electricity was even invented!
Pizza DoughMakes 2 full size pizza crusts
5 – 6 cups All purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar (shallow cup)
3 tsp. Active dry yeast
Shallow 1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. salt
2 cups warm water (110°-115°F)
Bloom yeast in warm water with sugar for 2 minutes, once bubbling add one cup flour, mix, cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Once bubbly continue.
Add 4 cups flour and salt. Add remaining flour 1 Tbs. at a time if too wet and not kneading well. Once desired consistency is reached, knead for a timed 5 minutes. Add in most of the oil saving some to oil bowl. Place dough in an oiled bowl, cover and let rise for about 20 minutes.
Turn out onto a floured surface, knead by hand about 2-3 minutes until dough comes into a ball.