There are many ‘perfect pizza dough’ on the web. I have had my fair share of trying out many pizza dough recipes, many were good….but I still kept on trying until I found this on whippedtheblog. There is another recipe that uses less yeast which is equally good. I will post that soon.
This works well for thick crust as well as thin crust. Make some extra dough and freeze, or make pizza base and freeze. Some days when you are feeling lazy and don’t feel like cooking, you still have homemade dinner that will be liked by all. Make small pizzas and top with everybody’s individual choices.
Perfect Pizza Dough
2 ½ cups flour
2 ½ tsp yeast
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup warm water
½ tsp salt
Add honey and yeast to warm water and let it rise. (5-10 mins)
Add flour, salt, oil and yeast in a bowl of food processor and knead for 5 minutes. If you are doing by hand, knead for at least 10 minutes.
Keep in an oiled bowl and let it rise for 1 hour.
Deflate and knead again. Divide the dough into 2 big or 8 small balls. Flatten the balls into rounds of ¼ “thickness using your hand or roller pin. Use minimal flour.
Rub olive oil over the surface and prick with a fork.
Preheat the oven to 250 degree Celsius. Slide the pizza on to a parchment paper or pizza pan and bake for 5 -8 minutes. (Pizza will look firm in the center)
Take out and spread pizza sauce and top with any toppings of your choice, add cheese and bake again for 5 minutes or till the cheese is bubbly.
The dough can be frozen. Rub olive oil over the dough, wrap in a cling wrap and seal in a ziplock bag. Thaw in the fridge when required. But it’s better to make pizza base and freeze.
Freeze individually wrapped.
Add toppings on the frozen base and bake. (No need to thaw the frozen base).