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Monday, 14 November 2016

The BEST Pizza dough ever


Just the other day I was saying how I would post the recipe for my Pizza Dough.  Well here it is.  The "secret" ingredient...  honey.

Ingredients

1 cup warm water (About 110 F)
2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
2 tsp yeast
2 tbsp honey
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt

Stuff you will need

Mixer with dough hook
Mixing bowl
Oil to cover the dough while it rises

Directions

Combine the yeast, salt and honey with the warm water. Make sure the water is warm, but still comfortable to the touch.

(As an alternate, I've substituted a cup of milk, in the microwave for 90 seconds.  Then let it cool for about 5 minutes before introducing the other ingredients. But water works just fine.)

Let the yeast proof for about 5 to 7 minutes.

Add the oil and about 1 cup of flour.  Using your mixer, incorporate that together.  Then add the next cup of flour.  Incorporate that and then finally the last 1/4 cup of flour.  

Let the mixer continue working the dough until it's a nice supple dough.

Lightly oil a bowl.  Lightly oil up the dough and place the dough into a draft free place.  (I normally put mine in the oven with the oven light on to make it a warm, draft fee place to rise the dough)

Let the dough rise for about 2 hours.  It should double in size.

Take the dough out and punch it down.

Now transfer to a floured board.  Make sure that the dough is completely covered in flour.  The dough shouldn't stick to your hands.

Spread out the dough on to a cookie sheet.  Or to 2 medium sized pizza pans.

Make up your favorite pizza toppings.

Bake your pizza at 375 F for about 30 minutes, or until the bottom is browned.

Comments and suggestions are ALWAYS welcome.