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easy-cheesy herb pizza dough

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

People love to make their own pizza but somehow they still buy the pre-made pizza crusts from the store. Making it from scratch is so easy...give it a try!

yield 2 -14 inch pizza dough
prep time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For easy-cheesy herb pizza dough

  • 1 c
    warm water (between 105-110ºf)
  • 2 tsp
    active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/2 c
    bread flour, divided
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried rosemary
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    shredded cheese, such as monterey jack habañero
  • 2 Tbsp
    extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the bowl
  • corn meal, for dusting

How To Make easy-cheesy herb pizza dough

  • 1
    In a bowl of a stand mixer, mix together yeat, water and honey; let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to proof until mixture is foamy and bubbly.
  • 2
    In the meantime, combine in a medium bowl, 2 cups flour, salt Italian seasoning, rosemary, garlic powder and cheese. Reserve the remaining ½ cup of bread flour on the side.
  • 3
    Insert the dough hook; pour olive oil and 2 cups flour mixture to the yeast (reserv ½ cup). Mix on speed 2 for 2 minutes. Increase to speed 3 and continue mixing by adding 1 tbsp. of remaining flour at a time until dough ball forms and cling to the dough hook, cleaning the sides of the bowl. Increase speed to 4 and kneed for 4 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, lightly coat a large bowl with olive oil; set aside. Transfer dough to the work surface and form a ball by folding under. Place it to the prepared bowl and turn to coat with oil from the bowl; cover with a tea towel. Transfer bowl to an unheated oven for 1 hour until doubled in volume.
  • 5
    Punch dough to deflate, form a ball by folding under, turn it over and transfer back to the oven for another rise of 1 hour, covered with tea towel.
  • 6
    Punch once again and transfer onto a work surface sprinkled with flour. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces and form 2 balls by folding under. Place one ball on the floured mat, flour the rolling pin and roll into a 14-inch diameter.
  • 7
    Preheat oven to 500ºF. Transfer each rolled dough onto a corn meal dusted pizza pans. Add pizza sauce, leaving about 1-inch around the edge and adding toppings of your choice. Transfer topped pizza to preheated oven and bake for 7-12 minutes or until dough is lightly browned and crisp.
  • 8
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