Garlic Basil Pizza Dough

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 package or 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 TBSP Sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp basil, more can be added for personal taste
  • 1 cup warm water, 110 degrees F

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Combine sugar, warm water and yeast and let rise for 20 minutes.
  3. while yeast mix is working, mix together in a bowl flour and basil.
  4. Mix oil and salt in the bowl you will be blending all ingredients together.
  5. When Yeast mix is ready, add into the bowl with oil and salt. Slowly add flour mixture. Dough should be slightly sticky. 
  6. Once everything is mixed together. Let your mixer knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
  7. Grease a bowl and place rounded dough into bowl and rub oil over the top. Place a damp towel tightly over the top. Let rest for an hour.
  8. Every hour knead the dough again and form back into a ball. Minimum time for dough to rise is 2 hours. Best if 4 hours is given.
  9. When dough is ready, flatten out onto a 15" pan.   Once dough is rolled out to the edges of the pan, sprinkle garlic powder over the top. If you are using a metal pan, bake on the bottom rack for 8-9 minutes before adding your toppings. If you are using Stoneware you can go ahead and top your pizza before any baking is needed. Place on bottom rack as well. Baking time is about 15-20 minutes.
Serves: One 15" pizza


Anonymous said...

Hi there, I need to know temperature be duration of cooking time. Do I need to pre-bake the dough with this recipe? Its already rising and I didn't realize this info wasn't there. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kirsten said...

It depends on your pan. If you are using stoneware you can put your dough down, top with sauce and fixings and then stick it in the oven. If you are using a metal pan I would recommend placing your dough down on your pan and baking for about 8-9 minutes. Then remove and top with fixings, returning to oven until the top of the pizza is a golden brown :)