How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough

Do you like pizza? If so, you’re not alone – we consume about 3 billion pizzas each year in the U.S?

While most of this is takeout or delivery, more and more people are trying their hand at making homemade pizza every day! Any great homemade pizza starts with the perfect homemade pizza dough. But how exactly is it done?

This guide will explain how to make homemade pizza dough with a classic and traditional recipe that gives you the perfect crunch every time. After reading this guide, we’re sure you’ll want to start making your own pizzas.

Read on and learn how to make pizza dough from scratch.

You Will Need

Our homemade pizza dough recipe is quick and straightforward. You’ll need these ingredients:

  • Plain flour
  • Olive oil
  • Yeast
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Salt

You’ll also need a large bowl, a wooden spoon or spatula, and a clean surface to knead the dough. Working with yeast and flour can get a little messy, so make sure you’re organized and keep everything in order.

Proof the Yeast

The first step for almost all pizza dough recipes is proofing the yeast. Start by combining some water, sugar, and yeast and allow it to rest until it becomes frothy and bubbly. This will take around 5 – 7 minutes.

It’s critical that you only use warm water. If the water is too hot, the yeast will die, and the dough will not prove. Around 105°F is optimal. If you’re not confident in guessing, use a thermometer to take the temperature.

Make the Dough

After the yeast has proofed, add a generous slug of olive oil, 2 cups of flour, and a dash of salt to the mixing bowl. If the dough starts to cling and clump together, add additional flour as required.

Transfer the dough to a floured area before kneading thoroughly for about 6 minutes, till it forms a smooth, workable ball. If you have a standing mixer, you could use this instead. Again, add small amounts of flour if the dough starts to stick.

Let it Rise

While you can use the pizza dough at this point, letting it rise will give it a better texture and consistency.

If you have time, cover the dough with a towel or cloth, and place it in a warm place for around 30 minutes or until the dough has doubled in size.

When you’re ready to make your pizza, add some more flour to your surface and use a rolling pin to form your pizza bases.

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How To Make Homemade Pizza Dough: Explained

Everybody loves pizza. Now that you know how to make homemade pizza dough, you can start impressing your friends and family with a regular pizza night.

By following our recipe, your dough will be thick, soft, crispy, and delicious. Try it out and see for yourself.

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