Thursday, May 26, 2011

Homemade Pizza Dough

We make pizza in our house about once a week.  I love pizza but the delivery around here is just terrible plus I think I've spoiled everyone with making homemade dough all the time.  This recipe makes 2 large pizzas and you can do it thin crust or thick crust, whichever you prefer.  It also keeps well for a few days in the fridge or you can freeze half of it for later use too.  Just defrost to room temperature before using.

Basic Pizza Dough:

1 package active dry yeast (2 ¼ tsp.)
1 tsp. sugar
1 c. warm water
2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil
3 c. flour, plus more for dusting

Add yeast and sugar to warm water and let stand 5 minutes.  Add flour and salt to food processor. Add oil to yeast mixture, stir and then slowly pour into flour mixture in food processor.  Use plastic blade on food processor.  Once dough ball forms, knead a few times onto lightly floured surface.  Place in well oiled bowl and let rise 1 hour.   Divide in half and cover the half you aren't working with.  Place flour on your work surface and roll out the dough into a large circle.  I like to tuck my edges under to form the crust.  I then poke holes with a fork to prevent bubbles and I always bake on a preheated baking stone at 500 degrees.  (Makes 2 large pizzas)


  1. Nothing beats homemade pizza!

  2. I've just gotten into making my own pizza dough--though I usually prefer spelt flour or a mix of gluten-free flours.
    This is a great basic recipe to reference. Thanks!
    -Lori @ Laurel of Leaves