Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is an easy, really good pizza dough from the cookbook that came with my KitchenAid mixer. Last night, I topped it with grilled vegetables, pine nuts, and fresh mozzarella but the possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
- Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed bowl.
- Add salt, olive oil, and 2 1/2 cup flour.
- Attach bowl and dough hook, turn to speed 2 and mix 1 minute.
- Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough clings to dough hook and cleans sides of bowl. Knead on speed 2 for 2 minutes.
- Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
- Cover, let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
- Punch dough down.
- Brush 14 inch pizza pan with oil.
- Press dough across bottom of pan forming collar around edge to hold filling Top with fillings and bake at 450°F for 15 to 20 minutes.
I use this recipe all the time. It is important to only put as much flour as needed usually closer to 2.5 than 3.5 cups. Sometimes I double the olive oil, sometimes I add herbs to the dough such as rosemary or italian seasoning.
Great! I only needed about 2 1/2-3 cups flour and proofed the yeast with a tsp of sugar. I did knead it in the mixer for at least 5 minutes until I thought the dough was ready. I let rise for 1 hour then a second rise for 45 minutes. I was able to stretch and roll this out to a huge round pizza (we like it thin) and still save a small ball of dough to make my son one for lunch tomorrow. Thanks Kitten!
I LOVE this dough recipe. I used to make it all the time when my KA mixer was new, then I lost the recipe book. I use a white wheat flour now, and it's dryer for some reason, so I end up adding a few TBS warm water to the mix while it's mixing. So if you use a whole grain flour, add water if dough it acting crumbly and not balling up as it should!