Basic Pizza Dough
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups hot water (120 -130ºF)
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, the yeast and salt.
With electric mixer, slowly beat in water; beat 2 minutes, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
With mixer on medium speed, beat in 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes, until dough is stiff. Stir in 1 1/2 cups flour.
Sprinkle clean work surface with 1/4 cup flour. Knead dough.
Allow to rise until doubled.
Top with your favorite toppings.
Makes two 12″ pizza crusts. 8 Servings each.