I've been wanting to share this recipe with you all for awhile now. I made this to blog when we still lived in our old place but am just now getting around to posting it. I have made this many times and it is now the only pizza crust recipe I use, and the only one I will ever need. It is perfect! I cannot imagine finding a better one. If you love making homemade pizza at home, please please please try this crust next time you do. One of the best parts about it? It makes 2 crusts! Love that about it. On this particular pizza, I topped it with my homemade pizza sauce (which I will share another time - so good!) mozzarella cheese, sliced green olives, boneless chicken, and pepperoni..which turned out to be such a winning combination, it is our favorite way to have it! Let me know if you give this a try!
Ingredients:3 1/2 Cups Bread Flour, plus more for kneading
1 Teaspoon Granulated Sugar
1 Envelope Active Dry Yeast
2 Teaspoons Salt
1 1/2 Cups Warm Water (110 degrees)
2 Tablespoons plus 2 Teaspoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a mixer and attach the dough hook and turn it on to let everything combine, use a spoon if everything needs a little help getting incorporated into each other. While mixing, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and mix until dough forms a ball. Scrape dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Form into a smooth ball. Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil, add dough, turning once to completely coat in oil, cover with plastic wrap, a tea towel, or paper towel, place in a warm area and let rise until double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 2 equal pieces; cover each with a clean kitchen towel and let rest for 10 minutes. Spread dough onto a lightly oiled pizza pan until you get the shape you want. Top with your desired toppings and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, in a pre-heated 450 degree oven.