I use to buy my pizza dough from the grocery store or even a pizza shop.
A few years ago my husband gave me a Kitchen Aid Mixer
and most of the time now,
I make my dough using my mixer.
IT'S REALLY EASY.
And REALLY INEXPENSIVE!
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
1 cup water (110 degrees)
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons white sugar
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
Let stand until creamy and tiny bubbles start to appear, about 10 minutes.
In your mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine 2 cups flour, olive oil, salt,
white sugar and the yeast mixture.
Mix well to combine.
Beat until a stiff dough has formed.
Turn out dough onto your counter and knead by hand for a few minutes.
If the dough is sticky, add more flour.
Place dough in a greased bowl, cover and allow to rise
until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
Turn your dough out onto a well floured surface.
Form the dough into the shape you desire, square, round, etc.
Cover with your favorite sauce and toppings.
Bake in a preheated 425 oven until golden brown.
The Colonel and Michael making pizza together about a year ago.
When I make pizza, I don't use a rolling pin.
I just shape the dough with my hands.
You can see Michael had a lot of fun "shaping" the dough!