Pizza Night doesn’t happen very often around here, but when it does I want a quick and easy pizza dough that’s ready to eat in 30 minutes!
This dough is super easy and only takes 10 minutes to rise using quick rising yeast. Seriously, it’s one of the easiest pizza dough recipes that I use when I’m in a hurry and that’s majority of the time!
You can use a mixer fitted with a dough hook or just use your handy-dandy hands! Either way works just fine. If I wasn’t lazy.. or perhaps just wanting to make things quicker, I’d use my hands, but instead I just turn to my KitchenAid instead.
First you want to combine warm water with one packet (2 1/2 teaspoons) of Quick Rise Yeast. Make sure your water is warm, not too hot because it will kill the yeast! We don’t want that now do we??
Next, add the honey, followed by flour and salt. NEVER let your salt directly touch the yeast because again, your yeast will die. It’s very sensitive isn’t it?!
I added 2 cups of flour and the olive oil and then gradually added more until my dough wasn’t tacky any longer. It may take more than the 2 1/2 cups, but it all depends on the day. Yes it will vary each time you make it, trust me!
Once you’ve incorporated your flour and it’s no longer sticking to your fingers form a ball and cover the bowl. Usually it’s super cold in my house so I’ll throw the bowl into the oven (we have a gas oven so the pilot light kicks off enough heat to help the dough rise). If you have an electric oven, turn the oven on to the lowest setting, it’s kind of like a proofing box! Oh, my goodness I loved the proofing box we used when I was in culinary school!
Anyways….. after your dough rises for 10 minutes, turn it out onto a floured surface, and punch down. Then take that good ol’ rolling pin and roll it out into your desired size. Mine… the bigger the better haha! JK. But, seriously… 16″ pizzas all the time… LOL.
Once you’ve got it rolled out into a circle, square, triangle, hexigon… whatever your size or shape, place it on your pan and dock it.
No we’re not going to the ocean and docking our boat. Although, with this cold weather I’d love to be somewhere warm, but that’s another subject.
You can either use a docker or a fork. This prevents the crust from bubbling when you bake it.
Now either bake it at 350*F for 15 minutes or until browned or throw your toppings on it… whatever way you do it!
- 1 packet (2 1/2 teaspoons) quick rise yeast
- 1 cup water water
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- In a mixing bowl, fitted with a dough hook (or mix by hand), combine warm water and yeast, stirring until dissolved.
- Add honey.
- Gradually add the flour until no longer tacky (sticking to the dough hook or your hands) and add olive oil
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 10 minutes.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and punch down.
- Roll the dough out into desired shape and thickness. (14"-16" pizza ideally)
- Place dough onto pizza pan and dock using a docker or fork.
- Bake at 350*F for 15 minutes or until it starts browning
- Remove from oven and add your favorite toppings.
- Bake at 375* or until cheese is melted.
- **This dough ideally yields a 14" or 16" pizza crust**
Add your favorite toppings and bake until cheese is melted.
I have a new favorite pizza right now and it’s the ultimate comfort food. Seriously!! Have you ever had a Bacon Potato Pizza?? No?? Well then don’t wait any longer!