Ok, stop drooling. This is super-easy to make and is faster than waiting for delivery!
4 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups room temperature water
Optional add-ins: finely chopped homegrown garlic, fresh or dried herbs, finely chopped spinach (green pizza is fun for kids!)
As we’ve discussed before, always sift your flour because chunks are not good eats.
Let it mix for a few minutes. The dough will go from crumble stage, to “it looks like it’s working” stage, and finally it will pull away from the sides of the mixer bowl and stick to the dough hook. Now you’re in business.
Scrape the dough out into a lightly oiled bowl to rise/rest. If you’re making the pizza today, now it’s time to crank your oven to 500 degrees. You can also let the dough rise overnight in the fridge or keep it in the freezer for use another time.
Spread the crust out on parchment paper or a Silpat. Don’t form your pizza directly on the counter! (Ask me how I know.)
Apply sauce, cheese, and toppings, then slide it, parchment and all, into the oven. We use a pizza stone, but you can also use an upside-down cookie sheet.