Honey Pizza Dough Recipe

Pizza dough is great with a touch of honey. It adds a little something to the crust without adding an overly sweet flavor.

Ingredients (source):

2 ¼  teaspoons active dry yeast

1 teaspoon honey

1 cup warm water

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


Dissolve the yeast and honey in ¼ cup of the warm water in a small bowl.  The warm water should be between 100-110 degrees.

  1. Combine the flour and the salt in a mixer bowl.
  2. Add the oil, yeast mixture and remaining ¾ cup of warm water. Mix on low speed using a dough hook until the dough comes away from sides cleanly. Approx. 5 minutes.
  3. If the dough remains sticky, add a bit more flour until it pulls cleanly away from the hook.
  4. Turn the dough onto a clean surface. Knead by hand for 2 or 3 minutes.
  5. When the dough is smooth and firm, place in lightly oiled bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Let dough sit for 30-45 minutes. (Dough should stretch when lightly pulled).
  7. Divide dough into 2 or 4 balls, depending on what size pizza you intend to make.
  8. Work each ball, pulling down the sides and tucking under the bottom. Repeat 4 to 5 times.
  9. Cover dough with damp towel. Let rest 15-20 minutes.
  10. Dough is now ready to use or wrapped in plastic and refrigerated for up to 2 days.
  11. When making pizzas, stretch dough onto greased pizza pan, top with sauce and toppings. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-16 minutes. (Smaller pizzas will take less time).
  12. You may slide the pizza off the pan for the remaining 2 minutes to crisp it up.
Posted on March 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM