Recipe: Easy Pizza dough

by Emily on March 7, 2014

Almost exactly a year ago I had the brilliant idea of adding a recipe section to this blog. I added a recipe for Chicken Pot Pie. And then… nothing. Oops. Dropped the ball there. So now that I get to sleep through the night occasionally, I’m going to try to post more recipes– all will be easy, and in my opinion, yummy!

Here’s a recipe for pizza dough! I never realized how easy it is, with how few ingredients!

1 3/4 – 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 package fast-rising dry yeast
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup very war water (125-130 degrees)
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil


Combine 1 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Stir in water and oil. Add enough remaining flour to form soft dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface; knead 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Shape or roll dough into 12-inch circle. Sprinkle cornmeal on lightly greased 12-inch pizza pan or baking sheet. Place dough on pan, pressing gently to fit.

Add toppings and bake!


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