Homemade Pizza Dough
We love homemade pizza but I confess I haven’t always been one to make my own dough. I mean, let’s be honest, a lot of people don’t make their own, right? Especially if their market stocks a good pre-made one.
However… there is something about homemade … the yeasty aroma, the feel of the dough…
I’ve heard some say kneading dough by hand can be therapeutic in a way. I can see that. It’s also immensely satisfying.
But… know what else is satisfying? Watching the dough hook attachment on my stand mixer do all the work for me!
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- Begin by proofing the yeast. Add yeast, brown sugar, and water to a medium size mixing bowl or stand mixer.Allow to stand 10 minutes or until yeast is producing small bubbles in the water.
- Add salt, olive oil, and flour. Knead by hand, or use a dough hook attachment on medium-low speed, until dough is slightly elastic and no longer sticky.
- Rub a medium bowl with a drizzle of olive oil to coat. Place pizza dough in the bowl, cover, and allow to rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
- Place pizza stone in oven and preheat to 425°.
- Remove cover and punch down dough. Form dough into a tight ball and allow it to rest 5 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into desired shape.
- Place on preheated pizza stone. Add your toppings and bake 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!