A long weekend. Time on your hands? Make up a batch of pizza dough. One night it’s a pizza, one night it’s calzones.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 package yeast
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Mix the flour and salt together in a large bowl. Dissolve the honey in a small bowl with the 1/4 cup hot water. Sprinkle yeast over the honey and water mixture. Let it sit about 5 minutes.
Pour 3/4 cup room temperature water into the yeast mixture. Add the olive oil, stir lightly and pour into the flour mixture. Mix until combined and knead until smooth. Cover and let rise in a greased bowl for about an hour, until doubled or so.
This makes two pizza’s worth of dough. Spread onto pizza pan or cookie sheet, cover with toppings and bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. Dough will keep a few days in the fridge or longer in the freezer.