Pizza Dough

You will need:
3 cups of flour
1 cup of warm water
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1 large bowl
1 small bowl
A flat area to knead on

Steps:

1) In the small bowl, mix the tablespoon of honey into the cup of warm water. After the honey is fully dissolved, add the two teaspoons of yeast to the honey water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.

2) In the large bowl, mix the teaspoon of salt into 3 cups of flour and make a well (indentation) in the center to pour the wet ingredients into.

3) After the yeast has had time to wake up from hibernation, put the honey-yeast-water and 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the well you made in the flour and mix together. You can add a little more plain water if you can’t get all the flour to stick together.

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4) Sprinkle some flour onto a flat surface and knead the dough for about 15 minutes.  We use a square of parchment paper on our counter to make cleanup a little simpler. Keep some extra flour in a bowl nearby to coat your hands and re-sprinkle the kneading surface as needed; it will be sticky.

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5) After the dough is nice and smooth looking, oil the large bowl and then place the dough back in it and cover with a wet paper towel.
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6) 90 minutes later, uncover the dough and it should be roughly double in size!
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punch down the dough with your fist and then break it into four equal parts.
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That’s it, you now have four balls of dough to make mini-pizzas with.

We saved two and used two last night. Obviously, we first rolled them out,
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laid on the sauce and cheese,
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placed toppings,
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put in the oven for 10 minutes on 390 degrees,
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topped with light greens, and enjoyed!
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