Proof the yeast with the aid of using placeing the nice and cozy water withinside the huge bowl of a stand mixer. Sprinkle the yeast over the nice and cozy water and allow it take a seat down for five mins till the yeast is dissolved.
After five mins stir if the yeast hasn’t dissolved completely. The yeast need to start to foam or bloom, indicating that the yeast continues to be active and alive.
(Note that in case you are the usage of “immediately yeast” alternatively of “active yeast”, no proofing is required. Just add to the flour withinside the subsequent step.)
Mixing a pizza dough recipe withinside the bowl of a stand mixer.
Make and knead the pizza dough:
Add the flour, salt, sugar, and olive oil, blend on low pace for a minute. Then update the combination paddle with the dough hook attachment.
Knead the pizza dough on low to medium pace the usage of the dough hook approximately 7-10 mins.
If you do not have a mixer, you may blend the substances collectively and knead them with the aid of using hand.
The dough need to be a touch sticky. If it is too wet, sprinkle in a touch extra flour.
Let the dough rise:
Spread a skinny layer of olive oil over the interior of a huge bowl. Place the pizza dough withinside the bowl and flip it round in order that it receives lined with the oil.
Cover the dough with plastic wrap.
For a brief rise, area the dough in a heat area.
Preparing the Pizzas
Divide the dough into 2 balls:
Remove the plastic cowl from the dough. Dust your arms with flour and push the dough down so it deflates a bit. Divide the dough in half.
Form 2 spherical balls of dough. Place every in its very own bowl, cowl with plastic and allow take a seat down for 15 mins (or up to two hours).
Two pizza dough balls.
Prep the toppings:
Prepare your favored toppings.
About a 3rd a cup every of tomato sauce and cheese could be enough for one pizza. One to 2 mushrooms thinly sliced will cowl a pizza.
Flatten the dough ball, and stretch out right into a spherical:
Working one ball of dough at a time, take one ball of dough and flatten it together along with your arms on a gently floured surface.
Let the dough loosen up five mins after which hold to stretch it till it reaches the favored diameter
Brush the dough pinnacle with olive oil: Let relaxation some other 10 to fifteen mins.
Repeat with the second one ball of dough.
Sprinkle the pizza with cornmeal, positioned flattened dough on pinnacle:
Lightly sprinkle your pizza peel (or flat baking sheet) with cornmeal.
Spread with tomato sauce and sprinkle with toppings:
Spoon at the tomato sauce, sprinkle with cheese, and area your favored toppings at the pizza. Be cautious now no longer to overload the pizza with too many toppings, or your pizza could be soggy.
Bake pizza withinside the 475°F oven, one at a time, till the crust is browned and the cheese is golden, approximately 10 to fifteen mins.