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Crusty Pizza Dough

Yield Makes 4 servings (1⁄4 pizza per serving)

Ingredients

  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (105°F to 115°F)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal

How to Make It

  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in the warmed KitchenAid® Stand Mixer bowl. Add salt, olive oil and 21⁄2 cups flour. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Turn to Speed 2 and mix about 1 minute.

    Continuing on Speed 2, add remaining flour, 1⁄2 cup at a time, and mix until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl, about 2 minutes. Knead on Speed 2 about 2 minutes longer.

    Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover. Let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. Punch dough down.

    Brush 14-inch pizza pan with oil. Sprinkle with cornmeal. Press dough across bottom of pan, forming a collar around edge to hold toppings. Add toppings as desired. Bake at 450°F for 15 to 20 minutes.

    Equipment
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