Pizza Dough -
4 1/2 Cups Bread Flour "plus some for dusting"
3/4 Cups warm water
1 package instant yeast
3/4 Cup Room temp. water
1/2 tsp Salt
2 TBSP Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Honey
*1/4 tsp Minced Garlic (optional)
Directions: In a large mixing bowl add 4 and 1/2 cups flour, and salt. In a separate bowl add 3/4 cup warm water and yeast. Allow the yeast to grow for about 5 minutes. After the yeast has grown add 1 cup of room temp. water, olive oil, and honey. Mix the wet ingredients together. In your mixing bowl slowly add the water, you can do this by stirring or in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Once all the ingredients are combine, either switch to a dough attachment or if not using a mixer pour out onto a floured surface and knead. Either way you should knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Once the dough has formed an elastic ball place in a greased bowl and allow to rise for 1-2 hours. Push the dough down in the middle, and then pour onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts and then roll out into the pizza crust. If you only need one pizza wrap the other ball of dough in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag, it will freeze great!
I like to roll our dough out thin, and then when its about 3/4 of the way done cooking use a pastry brush to brush some garlic olive oil over the crust to make it brown and crunchy!
Preheat oven to 400 for atleast 30 minutes. Bake for 8-12 minutes, until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.
Top with whatever your family enjoys! :)