I think I have finally made the perfect pizza dough! It’s super easy, consists of just a few ingredients and can be made and stored ahead of time. I’ve made and eaten a lot of pizza in my day, and if I don’t like a pizza, it’s usually due to the crust not being quite right. I like a thin, crispy, yeasty flavored crust that cooks quickly. This recipe fits the bill for the perfect pizza dough! Some key pointers when making pizza is to roll your pizza dough very thin, make your pizzas on a pizza peel coated with cornmeal before sliding onto pizza stone, place all ingredients right to the edge of the crust,  and use a pre heated pizza stone in the oven on high heat (450 degrees). I always use fresh ingredients like fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese, basil, roasted red bell peppers, caramelized onions, and local meats and vegetables. This dough can also be used for grilled pizzas…more to come on that. I guarantee you will love this perfect pizza dough. Another thing I like to do is to add fresh herbs to the dough, like rosemary. Your friends and family will love it! So now that you have this recipe make pizzas! You won’t regret it.

 

Perfect Pizza Dough

from the kitchen of the Wyofoodjunkie

4 cups flour

2 packets (1/4 oz each) Rapid Rise Yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water

2 teaspoons sugar

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

 

Stir to combine flour and yeast in a large bowl. In a separate medium size bowl whisk to combine the water, sugar, oil, and salt. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a sticky ball forms. Do not over mix. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for about 30 min or until almost doubled in size. Remove dough from bowl onto floured work surface. Knead just a few times until dough is smooth place back into a bowl that has been lightly oiled with olive oil and cover with plastic wrap until ready to use. This dough can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 days and in the freezer for up to two months.