Pizza Dough With Honey Recipe
Total time: 2 hours (including rising).
Will make enough dough for 4 pizzas. The remaining dough can be frozen until your next pizza craving demands satisfaction. This is a variation of the basic pizza dough in that we have added honey and a little more yeast and salt. This makes the dough just a little sweet, and more tasty, which can be a fun variation when making homemade pizzas.
Pizza Dough Recipe
- 4 cups of flour (recommend unbleached all-purpose)
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 1 1/2 tsp dry yeast
- 2 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups lukewarm water
- 1 tbs honey
- Semolina or regular flour for dusting
Mix the honey, yeast and salt with the water until all is dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients. If necessary, add water or flour as needed until the dough is wet but not overly so. The exact amount of water and flour may vary depending on your flour. On a flat surface, sprinkle plenty of flour and start kneading the dough. If it starts sticking, add more flour, but be careful not to make the dough too dry. Now the hard part. You need to knead for at least 10 minutes. Seriously. Don’t give up after 5 because it looks OK… 10 minutes on a timer, constantly kneading. When you’re done, and have given your aching muscles some time to recover, place the dough in a bowl that has been sprayed or rubbed with olive oil. Make sure the dough is also covered with oil. Cover, and let the dough rest for 1 hour at room temperature.
While the dough is rising, place the baking stone in the oven and preheat the oven to 400F.
TIP: If you have trouble getting it to rise, and you are sure that the yeast has not gone bad, it is likely that your kitchen temperature is too cold to facilitate rising. A little trick that works for me is to heat the oven to about 80 degrees Farenheit, turn off the heat, and then place the dough in the warmed oven to rise. Don’t forget to TURN OFF THE OVEN.
Example of pizza’s made with this recipe: