The basic, perfect pizza dough is no longer an elusive mystery. And I have another secret to share with you, it can be ready in minutes rather than the hours many recipes take. And that’s a good thing when we decide late in the day we want to enjoy a few movies on the porch.
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 tablespoons active or rapid rise yeast
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- corn meal for dusting
How To Prepare
Sprinkle yeast on top of the warm water. Allow the yeast to sit while you prepare other ingredients.
Combine the flour and sea salt in the bowl of stand mixer or food processor. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, then honey, then yeast and water mixture. Combine until forms a soft ball.
Drizzle olive oil into a glass or metal bowl, being sure to cover the sides of the bowl.
Remove the dough ball from mixer or food processor and place dough into the prepared bowl.
Cover with a damp cloth and place in an oven for about 10 minutes to double in size.
Remove from oven and punch the dough down. Cover again with a damp cloth and return to 200-degree oven.
Allow the dough to rise again, approximately 30 minutes.
Remove the dough from oven and divide in half. Place one-half of the dough onto a pan that has been lightly dusted with corn meal.
Top with favorite pizza toppings and bake in an oven or on the grill for approximately 20 minutes until crust has turned a light golden brown.