Pizza Dough

...because pizza just tastes better in a cast iron! Alright alright alright, without further a'do, I have to share my cast iron pizza recipe with y'all, because it's just too damn good not to share!

-2 cups flour (plus more as needed)
-1 packet instant yeast (2 ¼ tsp packet!)
-1/2 tsp sugar
-3/4 tsp salt
-1/4 tsp garlic powder
-1/4 tsp dried basil leaves
-2 tbsp olive oil + more to coat
-3/4 cup warm water

1.) Combine 1 cup flour, instant yeast, sugar, salt, garlic powder and dried basil in large bowl.
2.) Add olive oil and warm water and use a wooden spatula to stir.
3.) Add last cup of flour. Add any additional flour as needed (I sometimes need as much as ⅓ cup more), stirring until the dough is forming into a ball and is beginning to pull away from the sides of the bowl. The dough will still be slightly sticky but still should be manageable.
4.) Drizzle a separate bowl generously with olive oil and use a paper towel to wipe it around bowl.
5.) Dust your hands with flour and form your pizza dough into a ball and transfer to your olive oil-brushed bowl. Use your hands to roll the dough inside of the bowl until it is coated in olive oil. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and place it in a warm place.
6.) Allow dough to rise for 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 425F.
7.) Once the dough has risen, transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
8.) Using a rolling pin, work the dough into 12" circle (big enough to fit into a large cast iron!)
9.) Oil cast iron with olive oil and place dough into pan. Add additional olive oil (about a tbsp) over the top of the pizza and brush entire surface of the pizza with olive oil.
10.) Use a fork to poke holes all over the center of the pizza to keep the dough from bubbling up in the oven.
11.) Add toppings and bake in a for 13-25 minutes or until toppings are golden brown...depending on how crispy you want pizza, just keep an eye on it!!