Nothing says comfort like a good pizza! It allows for endless variety of topping choices and when paired with a delicious crust, it is so good! If you have not pulled out your Kitchen Aid stand mixer’s dough hook, now is a great time to pull it out and make your own pizza crust. Even if you do not have a stand mixer, it is easy to knead by hand, or even use your dough hook for your food processor if large enough.
The recipe is only a few ingredients and if you have a Food Saver or other airtight storage solution, you can freeze the dough for a quick weeknight dinner.
1 package of active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
½ tsp salt
2 tsp. olive or avocado oil
3 cups of all-purpose flour
Semolina flour to dust pizza pan
1. Pre-heat over to 450F
2. Attach stand mixer bowl and dough hook
3. Dissolve yeast in warm water in small bowl. Stir slightly until yeast is dissolved
4. In mixing bowl (if using stand mixer), add yeast from prior step, salt, oil, and 2 1/2 cups of flour.
5. Turn to low speed and mix 1 minute.
6. On low speed, add remaining flour until dough clings to dough hook and cleans sides of bowl. Add flour until you reach the desired consistency.
a. Tip: you may need to add a little water if necessary.
7. Knead on medium speed for 2 minutes. Be sure to lock your stand mixer.
8. Lightly oil a bowl, and place dough in bowl.
9. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and a clean kitchen towel, let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour).
10. Punch dough down.
11. Brush 14 inch pizza pan with oil and sprinkle with semolina flour.
12. Press dough across bottom of pan
13. Top with your desired toppings
14. Bake at 450°F for 15 to 20 minutes.
Recipe inspired by Kitchen Aid