Our Favorite Pizza Dough Recipe
- 1 ⅓ c. warm water
- 1 t. honey
- 1 package dry yeast
- 3 to 4 c. bread flour
- 2 T. olive oil
- 2 t. salt
In 1/3 cup warm water, dissolve the yeast and honey and let stand for 5 minutes. Add 2 cups of the flour, 2 tablespoons oil, 1 cup warm water and salt; mix well. Add more flour, 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well until it holds together in a rough mass (I usually only use 3 cups of flour to this point).
Place 1/2 cup of flour on a hard surface and knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic.
Place in an oiled bowl, cover with plastic, and let rise until double in size, about two hours. Once it has doubled, punch it down with your fist and divide into two balls.
Roll the dough out on the pizza pan to create about a 14 inch pizza disc. This recipe makes two discs.
Chef’s recipe has layers of flavor beginning with roasting the tomatoes, and then adding Indian spices. You can use any kind of tomato for this sauce but it may need to be reduced (cooked longer) if you use beefsteak tomatoes rather than paste tomatoes.
These “meatballs” have just the right amount of spice. Treat these like traditional meatballs...serve with marinara sauce or pesto on a bed of pasta or make a meatball sub. Or change things up by making the mix into patties for delicious veggie burgers.