This simple dough recipe is the perfect start to an amazing pizza night with the family.
Place a pizza stone on the bottom rack of a cold oven and preheat to 400°F.
Using a small bowl filled halfway with cold water, add enough boiling water to bring the temperature up to read 110°F-112°F on a meat thermometer.
Add 90 ml of the tempered water to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. Sprinkle yeast over water, allowing it to activate while measuring out the rest of the ingredients.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Add olive oil to the yeast mixture, then add the flour mixture. Turn the mixer on to “light mix” speed and mix until the dough starts to combine.
Turn the dough out and knead by hand until it no longer sticks to your hands and forms a soft, springy ball. Gradually add more flour if dough is still tacky.
Put the dough into a lightly oiled bowl and slick the ball with a thin coating of olive oil. Cover the oiled dough ball with plastic wrap directly on its surface. Allow dough to rise in a warm place for 20 minutes.
On a floured surface, roll the dough out into a 11” to 12” circle. Place the round on the preheated pizza stone. Bake on stone for 10-15 minutes, until bubbles start to pick up a rich brown colour, rotating the pizza in the oven as necessary.
Add toppings and finish cooking accordingly, approximately 5-7 minutes.