Basic Pizza Dough

Basic Pizza Dough

Recipe By: N. Jay Sorensen

Serving Size: 1 Pizza Preparation Time: 1:00

Categories: Pizza

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2     teaspoons honey

1    package active dry yeast

¾      cup warm water

2 ¼     cups all-purpose flour

½      teaspoon salt

2    tablespoons yellow cornmeal

cooking spray

Dissolve the honey and yeast in ¾ cup warm water in a large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add 2 cups flour and salt to yeast mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth and elastic (about 6 minutes); add enough of the remaining flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hand (dough will feel slightly sticky).

Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85°F), free from drafts, 30 minutes or until double in size. Gently press two fingers into dough. If the indentation remains, the dough has risen enough.

Roll dough into a 12-inch circle (about 1/4 inch thick) on a lightly floured surface.