This dough is really simple to make and by the time it rises, you can get all your other ingredients together to have it done in no time. You can also make double or triple the amount and then refrigerate or freeze it until ready to use. Then all you need to do is top with your favorite toppings, cook and enjoy!
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Post-Rise...it should about double in size
Makes enough dough for 1 large, 16" pan
- 1 cup warm water
- 1 package dry yeast (2.25 tsp.)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. olive oil, plus extra for brushing bowl
- 3 cups flour, plus extra for dusting on work surface
Put the ball of dough in an oiled bowl and lightly coat the top of the dough with oil. Cover with a kitchen towel. Leave in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 1 hour.
When the dough has doubled, roll or stretch the dough to fit a pizza pan or baking stone.
If the dough is too elastic to cover the pan and it keeps springing back, stretch it out and let it rest. Keep stretching it and letting it rest until it relaxes enough to cover the pan.
Top with desired toppings. Cook in a preheated 425 degrees F oven for 12-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Source: Former Chef