oh, i forgot to give the recipe i've been using:
Dough “Pizza Hut style”
1 1/3 c - Water (120 degrees, 44%)
2 tsp - Sugar
1 ¼ tsp - Salt
2 T - Olive Oil
2 c - All-purpose flour
1 c - Bread Flour (Gold Medal)
1 tsp - Baking Powder
¼ tsp - Garlic Powder
1 ½ tsp - Instant Dry Yeast (brand?)
(can add 1/2 tsp basil or oregano)
Omitted: ¼ tsp Onion Powder, 2 T Cornmeal
I think that your water is too hot. . .it should be around 40F - 55F (you can add some ice). If 40F, refrigerate overnight, if 55F, leave covered in room temperature 2-3 hours before using.
What's the garlic powder and onion powder for (for that matter, the basil and oregano)? Flavor? They may actually not help your dough, . . . I'd leave them out.
I'd also use soya oil instead of the olive oil.
How do you mix it? In what order? Make sure that the yeast always goes in before the last mix.