If you are looking for an easy go-to pizza dough recipe, here is the one that our family loves! The dough is so easy to work with, is so soft, and tastes AMAZING!!
- 2 c. warm water
- 1 tbsp. active dry yeast
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 5 c. West Country Mills All-Purpose Flour (you can substitute with West Country Mills Red Fife, or do half and half too)
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
In a small bowl, mix together warm water, yeast and sugar. Let it sit for 5 minutes at room temperature until the yeast blooms or "proofs" and becomes foamy.
In your stand mixer, add half the flour, oil and the "proofed" yeast. Attach the hook attachment and mix.
Add the remaining flour, salt, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and continue mixing until you have a smooth ball of dough. You can knead with your hands too.
Transfer dough to a large greased bowl and cover with saran wrap and let it rise for 20 mins.
Remove dough from the bowl and place it on a floured surface.
Knead it with additional flour to get rid of any stickiness.
Divide the dough into two equal parts and shape them into balls.
Roll them thin on a well-floured surface and place them on two generously greased round pizza pans.
Spread pizza sauce and toss your favorite toppings and cheese.
Heat oven to 400 degrees and let pizza sit while oven is heating up.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes or until firm and golden brown along the edges. Enjoy