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.

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  1. Having had enough failure with pizza dough you eventually learn the key is to proofing the instant yeast, and the key to that being the sugar and water that is about 80F for my liking, keep it warm while proofing, follow the recipe to the T and you won’t go wrong. Important to let the dough rise in a warm, draft free place. I cut the dough in 1/2 and make a deep dish pizza using a 12” cast pan at 525F. Worthy

  2. As written the recipe will not produce a dough ball that can be used. You need to add extra flour which could be up to 1 cup. There are better recipes out there for those who aren't as creative in the kitchen and require a set recipe with no guess work.

  3. This is so good that my husband prefers it over restaurant pizza. Too bad for me!

  4. Easy to make. A really excellent taste and crust.

  5. Perfect pizza every time, I use my kitchen aid mixer to mix for at least 6 to 8 mins then poof for 30 mins. I triple the recipe for 2 large pizzas (12 to 14 inches) and use one and a half for 1 large pizza Tastes just like Pizza Hut, well the one in Trinidad lol. I add just enough water to hydrate the dough!

  6. ive been using this same recipe for 3+ years. what i love about it, is that it is super easy and quick to do. i don't use a food processor i use my hands to work the dough, i also adjust the flour to my liking, but everything else i keep the same and it always turns out perfect.

  7. Follow this recipe and you will have some pretty darned amazing dough. Thank you. My kids actually prefer pizza at home because of this recipe.

  8. Wasn't impressed, I have made this twice, I followed the recipe to the "t", both times is was very tough. I wont make this again.

  9. Made this dough just as the recipe calls was absolutely delicious, dough turned out wonderful, thank-you

  10. Thank you. This is as a light and tasty recipe.

  11. I’ve made this nearly every Friday for a year now after trying countless other recipes. It’s a simple reliable and delicious recipe. Obviously flour behaves differently with things like temperature and humidity fluctuations but I’ve never had to make much of an adjustment at all.

  12. I followed this recipe to the letter and it turned out great! I am a novice at making my own pizzas and I had no problem at all with this dough, it worked out perfectly! I don't have a pizza stone, so I baked it in a pizza pan on the bottom grill of my oven. I used the "convection bake" option at 450F for 20 minutes; I had to remove it before the 20 minutes was up, so will slightly reduce the time of baking next time. The result gave us the type of crust we love, tasty and crispy! Thank you Ricardo!

  13. I have 5 children, and we all enjoy making and eating this pizza crust. We double the recipe and make it by hand, as it’s super easy to mix. For a little extra flavour we add a bit of garlic powder and rosemary to the mix. Super good!

  14. I Have been using this recipe for about a year ( we have pizza pretty much every Friday night) and it amazing. So easy to make and turns out perfect every time !

  15. Just started making Pizza this year (from scratch) and this was the first recipe I tried! This works great

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