Homemade Pizza Dough
Homemade Pizza Dough
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Homemade Pizza Dough

10 MIN
35 MIN
Two 20-cm (8-inch) pizzas



  1. In a bowl, combine the water, yeast and sugar. Let stand until the mixture foams on top, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a food processor, it is important to work with the plastic blade or the dough hook. Combine the flour and salt. Increase the speed to medium and add the yeast mixture until a soft ball forms.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead for a few minutes on a floured surface to prevent sticking.
  4. Place in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean cloth. Let the dough rise for about 30 minutes in warm and draft-free area. Cut the dough in half.
  5. Use the pizza dough immediately or refrigerate it (less than 48 hours), otherwise place it in an airtight bag and freeze.
  6. This recipe will make two 23-cm (9-inch) thin-crust pizzas or two 20-cm (8-inch) thicker crust pizzas.


This pizza dough recipe is very simple and only takes about 10 minutes to prepare. I make mine in the food processor, but it is not essential. If you don’t have a food processor, make a well in the flour and salt and pour the liquids to the center. Work with your fingers gradually adding dry ingredients to the liquids. What is important is to get a soft dough and to let it rise in a warm place. Freezes well.


  1. this is by far the best pizza dough recipe it makes for the perfect pizza!! i use this recipe at least once every two weeks the whole family loves it!!

  2. Hey! I make pizza dough every week since we have a woodfire oven in the backyard, and have tried many recipes online. This one, however, I did EXACTLY as you wrote, weighing out the ingredients and adding them in the correct order.. However, the dough was insanely watery... just totally like porridge so I had to add quite a lot more flour to make it even stick together, then added more flour when kneading. Are you sure the water amount is correct? Could I be doing something wrong?

  3. I’ve been using this recipe for years now. I love it and I recommend it to friends all the time. I play around with it a lot too, sometimes I add more salt or sugar or spices. We use a pizza stone when we bake it, but not necessary

  4. My absolute best results so far!! 10 stars !!"

  5. @Monica F: Fresh dough is supposed to be sticky, try dousing your working area and fresh dough with flour, it makes it a lot easier to work with. It will make a mess but it will make your life a lot easier.

  6. So I made this, and I'm a total newbie. All I ended up with before the rising stage was a complete sticky mess. Is it supposed to be this sticky? If it is, then how am I to roll or press it out into a pizza crust?

  7. Just finished off two pizzas for family dinner.. and I have to say this was the best pizza dough ever . I used all the "best ever pizza dough" recipes but it always lacked something...Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe. This is my second time I make something from your site... I have no words to thank you for helping me be a better cook and a housewife. All the best

  8. I made this for a birthday dinner and just tripled the recipe for the amount of people and it was perfect! I preferred a thinner crust and I think you definitely need to follow the recipe with regards to the yeast.

  9. Easy but did not work well for me. Recipe said use instant yeast and mix in with water before mixing into flour, but the instant yeast package instructions said add only to dry ingredients - what to do ? So we flipped the coin and went with packet instructions - result was not that great!

  10. Been using this for months and never fails. Kids love it as does the company I entertain. Def a keeper in my house!!! :)

  11. This is one of the best dough I have ever made. It’s so soft and easy to make. I used the recipe to make garlic twist roll and it was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  12. This dough is amazing!!! Instead of pizza dough I just cooked it in a non-stick fry pan (without oil or butter) just a touch of water :) made 10- three inch rounds or something similar and it tastes so good! Happy I discovered this recipe!! Thank you for sharing :)

  13. This is the most perfect pizza dough recipe ever

  14. Nice and soft dough. So easy to make

  15. Rushed home one evening after a long day at work and wanted to make a pizza that's fun, easy and hassle free.... for a beginner cook , i loved this recipe. My newly husband of 7 months though i was a master chef :) ;)

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