Numero Uno Pizza Dough

for electric mixer:
Add water, brown sugar, and yeast to a bowl and stir. Let sit 5 minutes until creamy.

Add milk, butter, oil, salt and corn meal to yeast mixture and mix with wire-whisk 30 seconds.

Add 2 1/2 cups of flour and mix with paddle for 5 minutes on speed 2.

Scrape the sides of the bowl and form dough into a ball. Pour remaining flour (1/2 cup) around the outsides. Use dough hook, and mix for 5 minutes on speed 2.

Remove dough from mixer and place in a well greased glass bowl big enough to allow the dough to double in size. Place damp towel on top of bowl, and let rise in a warm spot for 1 hour, or until dough has doubled in size. (for best results, place bowl in a 150 degree oven, and keep the towel damp)

Building your pizza
This recipe will make 2 medium pizzas, or 2 small deep-dish pizzas.

Medium Pizzas:

Cut dough in half.

On a lightly floured cutting board, use a rolling pin and roll both pieces of dough to your desired thickness and shape. If your using a metal pizza pan, or a cookie sheet, lightly grease the surface and sprinkle graciously with corn meal.

Place shaped dough on the pans, and let rise for 10 minutes.

Small Deep Dish Pizzas:

Lightly grease two 9 inch x 1 inch round metal baking pan. Sprinkle both pans graciously with corn meal. Cut dough in half.

With oiled hands, push dough down into pans, shaping it to the pan.

Let rise 10 minutes.


Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Place pizzas in preheated oven and cook for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375 degrees, and cook for 5-10 minutes, or until the pizza looks done