Herby Pizza Dough


  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast (1 packet)
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian herb blend
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Mix the yeast and water and let sit a few minutes. You can get perfect lukewarm water by adding 1/4 cup boiling water to 3/4 cup tap water.
  • Mix flour, salt, and dried stuff, then dump in the yeast, water, and oi in your stand mixer. Mix for about 3 minutes on level 2, until the ball of dough clings together. Put the dough in an oiled bowl and turn to coat; cover with a clean towel and place in a warm place to rise an hour.  (You can turn your oven on low for 1 minute, then turn it off and put the dough in your oven to rise.) 
  • Spread or roll out onto your pizza pan (round or jelly roll); cover and let rise while you preheat the oven to 450. 
  • Press down with your fingertips on the dough and then bake for 5 minutes. 
  • Spread the sauce. Sprinkle the cheese of choice. (I used about 3 cups grated mozzarella and bit of cheddar I had laying around.) Top with the toppings of your choice.
  • Bake another 15 minutes or so, until done to your liking.