2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus additional for brushing crusts
1 tsp. salt
2 c. all purpose flour
cornmeal for added texture
In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large bread
bowl, dissolve the yeast in the water. Add the
honey and stir together. Let sit 2 or 3 minutes or
until the water is cloudy. Stir in the olive oil.
Combine the flour and salt and add it to the yeast
mixture all at once.
Knead the dough. The dough should be smooth and
elastic. When you press it with your finger it
should slowly spring back, and it should not feel
tacky. This can also be done by hand.
Transfer the dough to a clean, lightly oiled bowl.
Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap, and
leave it in a warm spot to rise for 30 minutes
(you can leave it for up to an hour). When it is
ready the dough will stretch as it is gently
Divide the dough into 2 to 4 equal balls,
depending on how large you want your pizzas to be.
Press out and spread the dough to your desired
size and thickness. For added texture, you can use
cornmeal underneath the dough. Dust it lightly on
the pan, paddle, or stone. Preheat the oven to 500
degrees F. Use a pizza pan or stone. Dust the
dough will olive oil before placing it in the
oven. For a less crispy pizza add sauce before
initial cooking. Cook pizza about 10 mins/until
golden brown, then remove pizza and add cheese and
toppings, cook pizza until cheese is melted to
Half of recipe makes a 6 slice pizza.
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