Pizza Dough


This recipe — which requires a bread machine — is my go-to dough for all kinds of homemade pizzas. Alter the flavor by adding spices of your choosing to the dry ingredients.

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 cups bread machine flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

Place all ingredients in bread pan in order listed, making a small well in the flour to hold the yeast. Select 'white dough' cycle on bread machine.

Once dough cycle is done, move oven rack to lowest position and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 16-inch pizza pan (the big ones) with olive oil. Pat dough into a circle on pan with oiled/greased fingers, pushing dough up sides a bit, depending on crust thickness desired. Spread with toppings.

Bake 20 minutes or until crust is light brown.

Yields one big pizza!