This pizza dough recipe is a fairly simple process, but the result is amazing! One of the main things to remember is you'll need to let your dough sit in the refrigerator, preferably overnight, but a couple hours will work pretty darn good too.
So lets get started!
Step1: Add 1 teaspoon active-dry or instant yeast to your bread mixer or a bowl and pour in the 3/4 cups lukewarm water. Let this sit for a couple minutes and get your other ingredients ready.
Step2: Add the remaining ingredients and fire up your mixer on a slow speed for about 5-8 minutes. If you dont have a mixer, you'll need to do it the old fashioned way and you'll ~need to knead~ the dough for at least 5-8minutes.
Step3: Get a glass bowl and put just a little olive oil drizzle in it then put your dough ball in there and cover with plastic wrap. This will need to sit out in room temperature for 2-3 hours for the first rise.
Step4: Punch down the dough on a floured surface and put back in the glass bowl. Once again cover with plastic wrap.
Step5: This is where it gets crucial folks, you'll need to let this rest in the refrigerator for at a minimum of a couple hours. It would be better to do this the night before and let the dough sit in the refrigerator all night. But a couple hours will still change the elasticity of the dough.
Step6: Remove the dough from the refrigerator and let it sit out for another 1-2 hours. Bringing it about back to room temp.
That's it folks! Now you can just roll out your awesome pizza crust to the thickness you prefer. Enjoy!