Basic Pizza Dough (make the day before, or early that day)

2 Tbs sugar

1 pkg dry yeast

1 cup warm water

1 Tbs olive oil

2 1/4 cups bread flour (or all purpose) - more for kneading

1/2 cup corn meal for dusting

1 Tbs kosher salt

1/2 tsp dried oregano

Combine the sugar, yeast, water and oil in a large measuring cup and allow it to rest in a warm place for 5 mins - the top will begin to look foamy.

Combine the flour, salt and oregano in a large mixing bowl and whisk well to mix it. Pour in the foamy yeast mixture, and beat well with a stand mixer (use the bread hook for 5-8 mins) or knead by hand on the counter, slamming it into the countertop and punching it down, for 10 mins. Use more flour as needed to keep the dough from sticking.

Dribble 1-2 Tbs of olive oil around the large bowl, put the dough back in the oiled bowl and cover loosely with a clean dish towel. Allow to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours.

After the dough has risen once, re-knead, pounding it down. Divide the dough in half, and divide each half into three even pieces. Pound each piece into a round, about 1/4 inch thick and dust it well with corn meal. Place the dough round on a baking sheet, cover loosely with parchment paper or wax paper, and stack them up with the parchment paper between them. You can refrigerate the 6 rounds for 3 or 4 hours in this fashin, but if you need to store them overnight, wrap tightly in plastic wrap and put them into Ziploc bags.

For Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough

Use the Basic Pizza Dough Recipe and replace one cup of the bread flour with whole-wheat flour.

For Deep-Dish Pizza Dough (warning: this is will not flip on the grill, therefore, it will cook more evenly on a pizza stone, on a cooler grill for a longer time....) use our Hamburger Bun recipe, and decrease the yeast to one packet instead of two.

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Pizza dough can be made the night before and refrigerated, so you won't have to spend the party in the kitchen. Grill one side until it's looking toasted and you get good grill marks, then flip, add toppings, roast and serve.