1 cup bread flour
1 pkg dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
extra virgin olive oil
- Get yourself a large glass mixing bowl and set it on your counter.
- Sprinkle your yeast into the bowl, add warm water and mix with a fork. Add sugar, salt, garlic, oregano and basil to the bowl and mix.
- Leave yeast to stand in bowl for 10 mins., meanwhile prep a clean dry surface where you will roll out your dough by sprinkling a little bit of flour.
- Add salt to the bowl as well as a quarter of the dough and mix.
- Add another quarter of the dough, mix and repeat until you have all of the dough in the bowl.
- Begin to knead the dough together in the bowl until you can easily remove it from the bowl.
- Remove your dough onto your prepared flat surface and this is the part where you’re going to get a little muscle on.
- Knead your dough for a good 10 mins. until it becomes one smooth ball.
- Lightly coat a clean mixing bowl with a little bit of extra virgin olive oil, place our pizza ball in the bowl.
- Wrap your bowl completely in a small blanket and leave in a warm place.
- You know your dough is ready when it expands to fill the bowl and is double what it used to be in size.
- Grab your dough and gather it back up into a ball.
- Place your dough on your clean surface and using a rolling pin, roll out your dough.
- If you feel comfortable enough, you can lift your pizza dough when it’s still thick and stretch it out using your hands.
- Place your pizza dough on a prepped pizza pan and stretch it so that it reaches the ends of the pizza tray, keep the edges slightly thicker than the rest of the pizza crust.
- Now that you’ve gotten to this point, it’s time to have some fun.
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees prior to kneading out your dough. Once your dough is on your pie plate you want to stick it into the oven for 7 mins. for a bit of pre-baking prior to the actual cooking process.