Love pizza? Then start making your own at home! With this simple pizza dough recipe, you can have homemade pizza any night of the week.
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We love living in the country, except for one thing – no food delivery.
The upside? It’s forced our hand at perfecting homemade takeout. By now, we’ve got quite a few tricks up our sleeves.
And – for that reason – this will probably become a series where we cover all the hints we’ve gathered for making fantastic homemade pizza.
But for now, we’ll start with the basics and that’s a great crust!
Types of Crusts
What kind of crust do you like? Thin? Pan? Deep dish?
We’re a thin crust family.
So for us, this recipe makes two large or three medium pizzas.
If you’re looking for something a little fluffier, you can use this recipe to make just one pizza.
Making Pizza Dough
You don’t need any special equipment for this recipe, though I’ll admit I like to use my KitchenAid for kneading.
This simple pizza dough comes together so quickly. Plus the leftovers freeze really well!
We make a batch, divide into three discs, and freeze the leftovers for quick, on-demand, homemade pizzas.
Once your pizza dough is ready, follow the cooking instructions in your recipe.
Soon, we’ll have a follow-up article outlining how we cook pizza using a pizza stone.
Plus, there are a few extras we add to our homemade pizzas that take it them the next level – to be revealed soon!
So what do you think? Are you ready to make your own pizza dough? There’s nothing like enjoying your own homemade pizza.
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- 1 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
- 1 tbps active dry yeast
- 2 tbps olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- Combine the water & yeast in a large mixing bowl (If using a KitchenAid to mix, use that bowl). Cover and let stand 5 to 10 minutes - or until foamy.
- Add the oil, honey, and salt to the yeast mixture and stir to combine.
- Start adding flour - 1 cup at a time - until you hit 3 cups, mixing well after each addition.
- The dough should be soft. If needed, you can add up to 1 more cup of flour, a 1/4 cup at a time.
- Start kneading your dough until moderately stiff - 6 minutes in a mixer or 8 minutes by hand.
- Flour your countertop and divide your dough into 2 large or 3 medium portions.
- Roll out your pizza dough to fit your pan. And let rise while you put together your toppings.
- Cook you pizza according to instructions
- Form remaining portions into thick discs and store in a ziplock bag in the freezer. Will keep for months.
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