Basic Pizza Dough

This simple 4-ingredient dough makes enough for four mini crusts.

Basic Pizza Dough
Yield: 4 mini crusts

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or olive oil

Make It

1. In a large bowl, mix 1-3/4 cups flour with yeast and salt; add warm water and oil. Beat with a whisk for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in another 1-1/4 cups flour, or enough so mixture holds together. Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Knead in 1/4 to 1/2 cup more flour - stop once it's lump-free. Wrap half the dough in plastic and freeze for later use; cover remainder and let it rest for about 10 minutes.

2. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. On a lightly floured surface, divide dough into 4 portions and roll each into a 6-inch circle. Transfer to a greased baking sheet. Build up edges slightly; prick bottom of crusts. Bake about 8 minutes. Spread sauce and toppings onto crust and bake for another 8 minutes.

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