This dough is large enough to make two large round (or sheet) pizzas. Just be sure to catch it before it has risen right out of the bread machine! ;-)
1 1/3 c. warm water
6T. butter, softened
1 t. salt
1/4 c. sugar
3 c. bread flour
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 1/4 t. yeast
Put these ingredients in the bread machine under the dough setting and in the order listed.
Once it is done, split into two, roll it into desired shape. (I can NEVER roll pizza dough. So, I usually just stretch it by hand-like the real pizza guys do...well. Not quite. My version is the awkward one.)
To bake-grease and sprinkle cornmeal on pans. here is the KEY: Turn your oven on 450 for about 10 minutes BEFORE you are ready to pop the pizzas in. IN fact, turn it on when you get the dough out of the bread machine.
Having the oven already HOT will allow the crust to get crispy. It has taken me literally YEARS to figure this out!
Should I be admitting that?!?
Top your pizza however you like then pop in the oven until the crust is golden and the cheese is turning that way too. Yum.