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The Easiest Pizza Dough

There is nothing particularly special about this post, but I wanted to put this pizza dough up here so I will always be able to find it.  This was so fast and easy and absolutely delicious.

1.  Combine 1 cup of 100 degree water and 2.5 teaspoons of active dry yeast in the bowl of a mixer.  Add one teaspoon of sugar, stir around, and let sit until foamy and bubbly.

2.  Add 1 cup of bread flour (or regular white flour) and 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour, one tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon of any Italian herbs you like.

3.  Mix on medium speed (with the dough hook) for 3 minutes, then knead by hand for 5 minutes.  The dough should be very soft and not sticky.

4.  Coat a large bowl with oil, and roll the dough ball in the oil until entirely coated.  Cover with a damp kitchen towel and let it sit in a warm place for 15-30 minutes, or longer.

5. Gentle pull and stretch the dough to the desired shape and size.  I stretched this …