Why would you ever order pizza in when it can be so fun to make it at home? Why would you ever buy pizza dough from the store when it is so easy to make from scratch? Not only is it easy and fun, but it can also be very therapeutic. I think I am smelling a fun pizza making party in my future. Who wants to come? Enjoy!
- 1 ½ cups warm water, 100 to 110 degrees F, plus extra as needed
- 1 (¼-ounce) packet active dry yeast
- 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra as needed
- 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt
- Olive oil, for drizzling
Put the water in a small bowl. Add the yeast and stir until dissolved.
In a large bowl, whisk the flour and salt together. Add the yeast mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. If the dough is too dry, add a little extra water, 1 tablespoon at a time. If the dough is too sticky, add extra flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface. With floured hands, knead the dough until it becomes smooth and elastic, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drizzle the inside of a clean bowl with olive oil. Put the dough in the bowl and cover loosely with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel. Set the bowl in a warm, draft-free place, until the dough has doubled in size, about 2 hours.
Using a fist, deflate the dough in the center and cut it into 3 equal-sized pieces. Form the dough pieces into 3 balls and put into 3 oiled bowls. Cover each bowl loosely with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel and let rest for 1 hour. Remove the dough and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for up to 1 day.
- Source: Giada De Laurentiis
- Prep Time: 15min
- Inactive Time: 3hr
- Total Time: 3hr 15min
- Recipe Yields: 3 (13oz) balls of dough