Pizza Dough

I don't remember where I originally got this recipe, but I have done some tweeking to get it to be the perfect consistency. I use this for baked pizza as well as grilled, calzones and breadsticks. You can substitute half or all of the all purpose flour for whole wheat if you like, though I think too much whole wheat takes away the crunch of the crust.

2 cups all purpose/whole wheat flour
1/2 cup warm water, plus a few extra tsp. for mixing
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. yeast
3 TBSP olive oil (a basil infused olive oil is also great with this dough)

Preheat oven to 400
add yeast and sugar to the warm water and let activate for approx. 10 minutes
Once risen, add the yeast to the flour, olive oil and salt and mix just until dough pulls away from sides of mixing bowl. Add more water as needed to bring the dough together.
Shape into ball with hands and set in a greased bowl in a warm spot for 1-2 hours, or until it has doubled in size.

This usually makes 2 medium sized pizzas, perhaps more depending on how thin you like the crust.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until crust is golden.

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