Monday, January 17, 2011

Pizza Dough

I have a couple different pizza dough recipes but this is my favorite. It's easiest to make in a standing mixer with the dough attachment but if you don't have one, no worries. You can also make this with a bowl and your hands!

Pizza Dough
3 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/3 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 package yeast
3 tablespoons olive oil

Whisk flour and salt together. Make a well and add the water, sugar and yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. When foamy, mix the olive oil in; knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Brush the dough with olive oil and put in a bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Divide into two 1-pound balls. Use 1 pound per pizza. Bake dough at 500 degrees.

I've found that you can also freeze this dough. Wrap it in saran wrap then place in a freezer bag. The day prior to using it, move it to the refrigerator to thaw. Then it will be good to rise the next day. 

Recipe courtesy of Taste and Tell blog.


  1. Is it awful of me to tell you that when I make pizza, I either use the Pillsbury crust that you just roll out, or just a couple boxes of Jiffy crust? If so, ignore this post. :)

  2. We make this all the time. I use wheat flour instead and it still turns out great. We always freeze one half for a later date.