Who doesn’t love pizza? Let’s be honest, there are so many variations of pizza doughs that there’s literally one for everyone so here’s our traditional version straight from Mamma’s Kitchen! It’s also the recipe we use in our Rustic Pizza Night Events we hold at the stores!
4 c. all purpose flour
2 Tbs. raw honey
2.5 tsp. instant dry yeast
2 tsp. Pink Himalayan Salt
2 c. water, lukewarm or warm water
2 Tbs. Premium extra virgin olive oil, plus 2 tsp. or Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Combine the flour, honey, yeast and kosher salt in the bowl of a stand mixer and combine. While the mixer is running, add the water and 2 tablespoons of the oil and beat until the dough forms into a ball. If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball. If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a smooth, firm ball.
- Grease a large bowl with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 1 hour. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 2 equal pieces. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for at least 20 minutes or more time if you can.
- When you’re ready to prepare your pizza, separate dough into 4 balls to make 4 separate pizzas. Roll out each ball to the roundest circle you can and make sure you use extra flour on your counter so the pizza does not stick. Once your dough is rolled out and circular, take a fork or rolling wheel and make little holes all over the dough this will allow the pizza to keep its thin shape. ( if you don’t do this, the dough with rise in the oven). Pop the rolled out pizza into the oven for 3-5 minutes until firm and then remove to begin topping process!
- Once you have topped your pizza, put back into the oven for cooking!