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Homemade Pizza Dough


  • 1 ¾ cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoons yeast I use active dry
  • 2 Tablespoons cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 to 4 cups bread flour
  • Olive oil for drizzling


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer mix water and yeast together and let stand for 2-3 minutes to dissolve yeast.
  • Mix in cornmeal, salt, honey, oil and all-purpose flour.
  • Mix in bread flour, about ½ a cup at a time until the dough starts to form and is sticky, but manageable to touch.
  • Using the dough hook, knead the dough for 6-8 minutes.
  • Adding additional flour, if necessary.
  • Add a drop of oil to a medium size bowl and use hands to spread the oil all over the bowl.
  • Add the dough to the bowl, cover with a clean towel and allow to rise, in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour.
  • Gently punch down the dough and divide into two or three rounds.
  • You can roll out dough to fit the pans you're using or line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place on a baking sheet, if needed.
  • Drizzle dough with olive oil and allow to rise for an hour and a half or until dough is light and puffed up.
  • Garnish with sauce, cheese and toppings.
  • Bake at 475 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until browned all over.