The most popular meal request in my house is PIZZA! We are not pizza snobs either, we love delivery and the frozen kind at the grocery store. Unfortunately, those pizza options can get pricey. This recipe for dough has been a favorite of ours for over 6 years now. It only costs a few bucks for the ingredients and one batch makes 4 pizzas. My kids love to help roll out the dough and customize their own toppings. After the dough is risen, it can be stored for several days in the refrigerator or months in the freezer. Just let it come to room temperature to make rolling easier. I have also prepared and baked, then stored in the freezer for an easy dinner option on a busy (or lazy) night.
Adapted from Williams Sonoma.
Family Favorite Pizza Dough
- 2 cups warm water between lukewarm and scalding
- 5 tsp active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 5 c bread flour
- 1 tbsp salt
In the bowl of your stand mixer, combine warm water and yeast and let bloom for 5 minutes.
Add in olive oil and sugar. Mix with a dough hook attachment.
Slowly add flour, one cup at a time. Add the salt in with the last cup of flour.
If you add the salt in the beginning it will hinder the yeast development and your dough may not rise.
Let the mixer knead the dough for 5 minutes.
Turn dough out on a floured counter and shape in to a ball.
Place the dough in a large oiled bowl, covered with a warm, damp towel. Allow dough to rise for 1 1/2 hours.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Divide dough in 4 even sections. Roll out to desired thickness.
We roll our dough out thin, so we can get 4 pizzas. If you want a thicker dough, you may only get 3 pizzas from this recipe.
Top with your favorite ingredients and bake 10-12 minutes, depending on the thickness of the dough.