Andrew’s Easy Pizza Dough

Combine in large mixing bowl or the bowl of a heavy duty mixer, such a Kitchen Aid mixer, and let sit for about 5 minutes.

1 package of active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

1 1/13 cup warm (105F to 115F) water

After five minutes add:

3 1/2 to 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons salt

1 tablespoon sugar

Mix by hand or on a low speed for around 1 minute to get all the ingredients blended together. Knead by hand or with a dough hook on medium speed for 10 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Transfer the dough to a bowl that has been lightly coated with olive oil, ensuring the you get the dough coated in the olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap or a French towel and let sit to raise in a warm place (75F to 85F) for 1 1/2 hours.

To bake your pizza’s:

Preheat the oven to 475F. Grease and dust 2 cookie sheets with cornmeal. You can also use a baking stone, which will really take you homemade pizza’s to the next level. If you are using a baking stone ensure that you heat it in the oven for 45 minuets.