I’ll admit that pizza dough was something I’d never be able to make, especially in less than 30 minutes. However, this simple recipe for hand-tossed pizza dough has become a weekly staple in my household- Thursdays are pizza night. In my video, you will find that I use a stand mixer to make the ball of dough but this recipe can also be made successfully using your hands. Here’s a reminder to use an easy to clean bowl and stay away from wooden utensils- I found that the dough stuck to the spoon. It is important to let the dough rise for about 1 to 2 hours. Once your dough has “proofed” you will have enough dough for two medium-sized pizzas.
I’d like to point out that when making the dough by hand, I found it more successful to let the instant yeast bloom in warm water for 15 minutes before adding it to the flour mixture. Since you will need to knead the dough by hand for several minutes- allowing the yeast to bloom or deciding to skip the step will still produce a delicious pizza. The best part? The endless topping possibilities. My family enjoys a barbeque chicken pizza using rotisserie grilled chicken, tomato sauce on hand, white cheddar, mozzarella, and barbeque sauce. Feel free to add any of your favorite toppings or keep it simple with freshly grated cheeses. I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!