Pizza Dough (from the Kitchen Aid recipes & instruction booklet)

Ingredients

1 pkg active dry yeast

1 cup warm water (105° - 115°)

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp olive oil

2 1/2 -3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

cornmeal

 

 

Directions

  • Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Add salt, olive oil and 2 1/2 cups of flour and mix using the dough hook (or knead by hand)
  • Continue mixing or kneading and add the remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time until the dough clings to the hook or if kneading by hand the dough has formed a nice smooth ball.
  • Place the dough in a greased bowl (olive oil to grease), turning to grease the top. Cover with a tea towel or cheesecloth and allow to rise in a warm place free from draft until doubled in size. Usually about 1 hour. Punch the dough down.
  • Brush your pizza pan (I use a regular baking sheet) with olive oil and sprinkle with cornmeal (I think this step is optional as I have never done it). Press dough along the bottom of the pan forming a collar around the edge to hold the filling. Top with you desired fillings and bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes or until the edge is a golden brown and your toppings are all bubbly.
  • Allow to rest for about 5 minutes then cut and serve!

Shopping List (items you will need)

active dry yeast

 

 

 

Pantry Items (items you may already have)

water

salt

olive oil

all purpose flour

cornmeal