Pizza Dough Recipe2013 Jan 13 | Written by: Zye Angiwan | Tags: Pizza Recipes
Pizza wouldn’t be pizza without its base: the dough. Sure, you can always buy ready-made pizza crusts from the local supermarket, but if you’re already hand-making your own pizza, what’s stopping you from creating the dough as well? It’s certainly the fresher option!
You can make several batches, wrap the dough with cling-on or Saran wrap and store them in the fridge for up to a week. Aside from the basic pizza dough in this post, you’ll also find recipes for gluten-free pizza dough, wholemeal dough and a yummy garlic parmesan pizza dough right here!
Basic Pizza Dough
Make your own delicious homemade pizzas and bite into freshly-made, crusty pies with this recipe for basic pizza dough!
2 pizzas at 30 cm (12in)
- 1 package active dry yeast
- 475 ml warm water (41-46 degrees C)
- 45 ml olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 500 g all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)
- In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast in warm water by stirring it.
- Fit a dough hook on the mixer.
- Combine the flour, salt, sugar and olive oil.
- Knead on low speed for 6-8 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic.
- If the dough seems too wet, add a bit of flour in.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead with your hands for 2-3 minutes.
- Cover the dough with a damp towel and leave it to rise for an hour to an hour and a half in a warm spot.
- Divide the dough in half.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll each half into a ball.
- Press down lightly on the centre of each ball then work to spread the dough out into a 30 cm (12in) circle, making the outer edges a bit thicker than the inner portion.
- Brush the dough with olive oil, sprinkle your toppings on it then transfer to a pizza oven or pizza maker.