In my household, we eat a lot of homemade pizza. Rather than drop $1 each on pizza crust mixes, I set out to find a homemade version of my own. My mother had a recipe she’s been using for years (I’m not sure of the original source).
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 1/2 tsp. quick-rise yeast
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 2/3 cup warm water
Simply mix the flour, yeast, and salt together. I used a handheld mixer with bread beaters. Gradually add in the warm water and mix until the dough becomes a large ball.
Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for about a minute. Shape into a large ball, cover, and leave for 10-15 minutes to allow it to rise.
Divide this into 3-4 smaller balls. If you are using a 12 inch round pan, this will yield 4 doughs. Slightly flatten the doughs and place in a freezer bag. When you’re ready to use them, remove the dough from the freezer and allow to thaw before rolling into a flat crust. Spread onto a greased sheet and bake at 450 degrees.