Pizza Dough Recipe

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  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 7g dry active yeast
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water

Directions

  1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix together the yeast, sugar and oil. Then pour the liquids into the flour-salt mixture and mix, in a circular motion until the dough comes together and you’re able to knead the dough with your hands (after dusting them, and your work area with flour).

  2. Oil a bowl and place the dough inside. Sprinkle flour on top, cover the bowl with a moistened dishtowel and let sit in a warm place until the dough ball has doubled in size, about one hour.

  3. Remove dough, knead a few times and it will be ready to use. If using right away, tear it into four balls and roll them out into rounds (or squares or triangles) of about ¼ inch thickness. If using later, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and store in the fridge or the freezer.

When it comes to making your own pizza, the dough is often the most daunting part of the process. This is probably why so many people turn to store-bought pizza bases or dough. In actuality, making your own pizza dough is quite simple, tastes great, and doesn’t have to take any longer, or cost any more, than buying a base at the store.

Here is a perfect simple recipe for a great classic homemade pizza dough.

More about your pizza crust...

The type of crust that you choose to create makes a huge difference in the outcome of your pizza recipe.  Thin crust and thick crust pizzas are very different and the one you choose depends on the occasion, the preferences of your guests, and the toppings you plan to use in your recipe.

It is important to consider the occasion when you are choosing what kind of crust to use for your pizza recipe.  Thick crust is a great option if it is cold outside and you have hungry guests who are craving a hearty meal of pizza and beer.  A thin crust may be more appropriate if you are planning a light meal during the summertime, accompanied by a salad and white wine.

We strive to bring you the best recipes for all pizza, no matter what kind of crust you choose.  We hope that you enjoy all of the recipes that you find on this site and that you will continue to visit pizzamenu.com for all of your pizza making needs.

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