Basic Pizza Dough
This versatile recipe is great for pizza, pepperoni rolls or breadsticks for dipping.
active dry yeast
very warm water
all purpose flour
Add warm water, then yeast and brown sugar to large bowl. Let sit for 10 – 12 minutes.
Add salt and oil to the bowl, then slowly mix in 2 1/2 cups of flour while stirring constantly with a fork.
Empty dough onto a well-floured surface and knead in more flour until it no longer sticks to your hands.
Shape dough into a ball and add to a clean bowl sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Cover bowl with a towel
and let sit for approximately one hour in a warm place.
While the dough is rising, preheat the oven to 425˚.
Once the dough has doubled in size, punch it down with your first and reshape into a ball.
After a couple minutes, roll the dough out on a clean, well-floured surface, Place rolled out dough on a pizza pan or stone and brush edges with olive oil.
Top dough with your favorite pizza toppings and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until cheese and crust are a nice golden brown.