Homemade Pizza Dough | This Is Why I’m Full
Everyone loves pizza, and with this recipe you’l be everyone’s second love (right after the pizza). We love this recipe because its easy to make with a stand mixer and it will keep us full for a few nights. It can be a little time consuming since you do have to manage the dough for a few hours to make sure it is rising, and of course working the dough to get your desired pizza. Even with the stand mixer and the attached dough hook you will have to work the dough by hand. The above picture shows what you’d like your dough to look like before you cover it and let it rise. You can see how the dough isn’t running, it’s well mixed and it isn’t sticking to the sides its all incorporated. When you take it out of the stand mixer it will be tacky and it wont come off on your hands so you’re able to work with the dough cut it and shape it. The one pound balls that we cut this down to fit perfectly on our pizza stone.
When you go to work the dough into your desired shape make sure you have a flat clean surface to do so. I use either flour or cornmeal as a base just so the dough doesn’t want to stick to the counter when I’m rolling it out. You don’t want to to stick to the counter at all because you will have to transfer it to the pizza stone and if it sticks then you’ll have to start over, or maybe try and salvage what you have.
As far as transferring it to the pizza stone, before I put toppings on the pizza I coat the back side of a cooking sheet with either cornmeal or flour you should be able to shake the dough back and forth without any sticking or resistance. Only then will I put the toppings on the pizza while the pizza stone is heating up in the oven. When everything is done and the pizza stone is hot use the cooking sheet to transfer the pizza onto the hot stone so it can cook in the oven. I personally like to pull the stone out of the oven and place it on a burner so I can transfer the pizza by sliding it off the sheet really quickly. There is a trick to it so I would suggest doing the transfer in this manner until you can do it confidently in the oven.
Take a look at our finished product, and yes crispy pizza is the best pizza.