This is the Pizza Dough recipe I use to make my Bacon Pizza. You can put anything on your pizza, but some bacon will really bring the flavors up a notch!
In your stand mixer bowl ( I use my Kitchen Aide Mixer) mix together:
21/2 cups of lukewarm water
2 Tbsp of sugar
11/2 Tbsp active dry yeast
Mix these three together and let it rest when you see bubbles you’re ready to proceed.
Add to the bubbling mixture:
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt (mix with a little of the flour before adding, salt directly on yeast kills it, don’t let them mingle)
about 6 – 7 cups of flour,
(When you have 5 or 6 cups added started watching the dough hook mixing this together, you want a nice round ball of dough, not wet or sticky. just a well formed ball of dough) Add a little more or less as you need to get the nice dough ball. If you have never done this don’t be afraid, you’ll know the dough ball is right once you see it)
When you have a nice ball of dough, take it off the dough hook and leave it in the mixer bowl. Place a towel over it and set in a warm place to rise. Once it has reached over the top of the bowl, about an hour to an hour and a half, it is ready.
Now I form it into a big log and cut it with my pastry cutter into 12 equal pieces. I then freeze these for pizza later. This will make 12 individual pieces and you can just see how good they taste. Or you could make two large pizzas if that is more your fancy, cooking them one at a time on your Pizza Stone. It is the best pizza dough I’ve ever made, and I’ve made a lot. My Husband is the taste tester and he gives it two thumbs up.