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. Just a note....the amount of flour used will depend on the humidity in the air when you make it. On a dry day, you may need way less flour than usual, on a rainy day, way more. Practice and you'll see. Baking is often a science, cake is pretty set in measurements...bread is more like cooking, considerably more give & take.

  2. This is the best pizza dough recipe ever!

  3. I love these recipe. Thank you for shearing it.

  4. Well I decided to finally give making my own dough a shot and was very pleasantly surprised. I have to echo what another reviewer said and agree that after the dough had risen, it was still quite a sticky mess but with a bit of patience and a bit of extra flour, after a couple extra minutes it was very manageable and turned out very well.

  5. Worked perfectly! My 'go-to' pizza dough recipe from now on! Thank you!

  6. The best and easiest to make! Merci!Thank you!

  7. I LOVE this recipe. I’ve made it several times and I find I need to add more flour, one tablespoon at a time until when I push the dough it bounces back. It’s my favourite.

  8. I can't stand this pizza dough recipe. I've made it three times, each time I follow the directions and ingredients perfectly and it always comes out a sticky mess!!! Trying to add more flower after its risen becomes a nightmare and it always needs about a cup and a half extra. What gives?!

  9. Super duper recipe!i love this excellent recipe. Its my firtst time comment for any recipe.very easy and perfect recipe,just I added one teaspoon of oil that made it more delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe.God bless you

  10. Food processor or stand mixer? Plastic blade for food processor I have but dough hook is in my stand mixer. Clarification please, thanks

  11. Great recipe as always from Ricardo. Before adding toppings I brush on melted garlic butter on both sides and dust with cornmeal. Thin crust is best at 450F and thicker crust at 425F. Cheers

  12. I already posted... Just wanted to add...ibdidnt have instant yeast... So i used rapid yeast.... Same result! I used All purpose foused. I do not have a food processor. I made the hole in flour/salt.... And slowly mixedby hand... Was PERFECT. LET sit on top of fridge... Warmer area with no drafts .. For 30 minutes. Was perfect. It didnteven feel warm on my fridge but it worked anyways! Excellent Recipe! Yumm!!!!

  13. Amazing pizza dough. No oil...thats correct... But try it! Its amazing!! I wouldnt double up as it may not turn out the same. But after trying...its stayingas our family recipe. I made two seperate batches...then let them sit to rise together in two balls.. But same oiled bowl covered. Ill make several batches next time and freeze. Excellent recipe! Usedcanadian all purpose flour. 10 stars!

  14. Why is there no butter or oil in the recipe.

  15. This recipe has no oil...Is this right?

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