I saw this recipe on The Pioneer Woman today and had to test her promise that it was as easy as she said. Man, am I glad I did!! My 10 year old son made this pizza with marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni and chicken sausage with mozzarella and artichoke hearts. So good.
Homemade Pizza Dough
1 t active dry yeast
4 cups bread flour (all-purpose will do too)
1 t kosher salt
1/3 c olive oil
1 1/2 c warm water
For the pizza dough: Sprinkle the active dry yeast over 1 1/2 cups of warm--not lukewarm--water.
In a mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the flour and salt. With the mixer running on low speed, drizzle in the olive oil and mix until combined. Pour in the yeast mixture and mix until combined.
Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil and tip the dough in. Form a ball and toss to coat the dough ball in the olive oil. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and allow to rise for at least 1 hour, or up to 3 or 4 days refrigerated.
Cooking it (with toppings on it) at 500 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes.