Pizza Dough

Basic Pizza Dough

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 package active dry yeast

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups hot water (120 -130ºF)

In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, the yeast and salt.

With electric mixer, slowly beat in water; beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.

With mixer on medium speed, beat in 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes, until dough is stiff. Stir in 1 1/2 cups flour.

Sprinkle clean work surface with 1/4 cup flour. Knead dough.

Allow to rise until doubled.

Top with your favorite toppings.

Makes two 12″ pizza crusts. 8 Servings each.

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