October 08, 2020

Pizza Dough

Making pizza from scratch at home may sounds a little daunting and lot of work. It might also seem a time-consuming process, but actually it comes together in just 15 minutes and rest of the time you do is keep aside and let it rise. It’s easy and worth trying recipe and you really don’t need to have stand mixer or any other dough maker machine. My recipe makes two medium size pizza. Give this recipe a try, follow the instructions and bang…. your best pizza dough ever is ready to use. Enjoy!!!

Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Category: Lunch & Dinner
Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Rest time: 1 hour + 15 Minutes | serving: 
2 Medium pizza crust or 2 Large thin crust



All-purpose flour

3 cups


Instant yeast

2 ¼ Tsp.



2 Tbsp.



½  Tsp.


Olive oil

2 Tbsp. + ½ Tsp.


Warm water

1 cup

Step By Step Instruction: [Hide Images]

  1. Take a big mixing bowl or a stand mixer with dough hook attached, and add all-purpose flour, instant yeast, sugar, salt and 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Give it a mix.
  2. I am using here stand mixer, add water and mix everything on low speed until the dough comes together. If using mixing bowl, you can knead the dough by hands.
  3. Now increase the speed to medium and knead until the dough is smooth and elastic.
  4. The dough should be sticky consistency and should just look like shown in picture below. 
  5. Once you get that consistency stop the mixture, no need to knead too much.
  6. Grease a large bowl with 1/4 tsp oil and keep ready. With a scrapper or spatula gather the dough and transfer the dough to the lightly oiled large bowl. The bowl should be big enough as dough will rise more than double in size. Apply remaining oil to dough ball. Cover the bowl with a damp kitchen cloth or plastic wrap, and keep the covered dough in warm until it rises doubled in size or about 1 hour.
  7. Once the dough is double in size, punch it down.
  8. Gather the dough and place on a lightly floured surface and gently knead into smooth, firm ball.
  9. If you are planning to use the dough right way, cut the ball into two halves, make balls tucking the dough from below. Now cover the dough balls with damp cloth and let it rest for more 15-20 minutes. The dough will rise a bit.
  10. At this point, I also recommend preheating your oven to 450F so that its already preheated once your pizza is ready to bake.
  11. Pizza dough is ready to use. Using your hands or rolling pin, roll the dough to the desired shape and proceed further with your pizza recipe.

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