I do love the pizza dough recipe that we use the most, but when we don’t have a bit of bread dough in the house(like the past few months), I default to this one. This is an Emeril recipe and is so stinking easy, that I still can’t get over how you put in about 5 minutes to put it together, but yield such awesome results. When I’m feeling particularly lazy, I forgo the stand mixer and use my bread machine to mix the dough.
Easy Pizza Dough
by Emeril Lagasse
1 cup warm water, 105 to 110 degrees
1 packet of dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/4 cups flour(may need more, dough is a bit sticky)
In your stand mixer, combine water, yeast, and sugar. Stir to dissolve the yeast.
Add salt, olive oil and flour, and attach dough hook to mixer.
Mix until the dough comes together and climbs up the hook.
Grease a large bowl and place dough inside, turning over once to coat the dough.
Cover with towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the dough doubles in size.
Place dough on a floured surface, and if its a little wet, knead in more flour.
Roll out, place on pizza pan, and bake (we like ours crispy, so we grease our pan and bake at 500 degrees).