Today, I'm excited to be sharing my go-to Artisan pizza dough recipe with you. If you know me well, you know I am always up for pizza. It's easily one of my favorite foods! Since changing our lifestyle and eating healthier foods, we have had significant trouble eating out, especially when it comes to pizza. The dairy and grease make for upset tummies.. definitely NOT something you want to feel on date night or wen out with friends. So instead, I did a little research and found a recipe for easy artisan pizza dough. It can be made in under 5 minutes and requires ingredients I already have in the pantry! We've been able to experiment with different sauces and toppings to find our perfect combo. The best part about making pizza at home is that it can be completely custom so everyone gets what they love! Not to mention, your kitchen will smell incredible!
1 pkg Active dry yeast (or 2 ½ tsp)
2 ½ cups Bread or all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp Honey
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Warm water
2 Tbsp Olive oil
Begin by preheating your oven to 450 degrees F. If using a pizza stone (someday I will have one of these), place the pizza stone in the oven, center rack, to heat up.
In a large bowl (like your KitchenAid bowl), whisk active dry yeast, honey and warm water together. Let sit for about 3 minutes to let the yeast activate and get foamy! Add in the flour and salt and stir. This is when you can attach your bread dough hook in the kitchen and set it to a medium speed. The timing of this part can be a bit tricky, but you will look for the dough to come together and pull away from the sides of the bowl. If your dough is sticky or wet, add some more flour. If too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time. Your dough should look like this. Shape the dough into a ball and let it rest in the bowl or on the counter, covered, for about five minutes. In the meantime, clean up ad grab your pizza toppings.
All you have to do from here is roll out your dough, add your sauce and toppings, and place it in the oven on the preheated pizza stone or round baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
If you’re saving this dough for later, coat in some olive oil and plop it in a seal-able bag. It will keep in the fridge for a few days or in the freezer for a few months. When ready to use, bring the dough to room temperature, roll it out and bake with your favorite toppings.
-The Happy Egg