The Best Homemade Pizza Dough

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Making The Best homemade Pizza Dough can’t be easier than this! You will be wondered how simple and quick to make! The Secret of the best pizza lies on the Best pizza dough!

The Best homemade Pizza dough is rolled to a round shape dusted with flour

                                             The Best Homemade Pizza Dough

What flour is best for making best homemade pizza dough?

Many people claim bread flour is best for making pizza dough, however not so many people have bread flour in their pantry ingredients. ( At least me! )

Regular All-purpose flour works best for making pizza dough! The pizza from all-purpose flour yields softer and crispier pizza.

Can I use active dry yeast for this recipe?

Yes, you can use. You need to activate the yeast before you add to the flour.

Take 1/2 cup warm water, add 1 tsp sugar and add active dry yeast, stir in. Keep aside for 5 to 10 mins. You can see foam bubbles are formed. It implies the yeast is activated.

Every1 teaspoon active dry yeast = 3/4 teaspoon instant yeast

How long does the pizza dough rise?

Allow the dough to rise for 30 mins or until its doubled the size.

The dough is so wet. How to fix it?

Dust some flour on the working space, keep kneading the dough, sprinkling some flour every now and then to fix the wetness/stickiness of the dough. The dough should be soft and elastic.

Can I keep pizza dough in the refrigerator?

The dough will keep in the refrigerator up to 3 days.  However, it is best to use within 48 hours. After the dough is kneaded, place in the lightly oiled large mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap.

How to make Best homemade Pizza Dough at home:

ingredients to make pizza dough is taken in small bowls
These all the ingredients to make homemade Easy pizza dough ( I have doubled amount of water while making the dough)
Flour is being added to a glass mixing bowl
To the mixing bowl, add all purpose flour
yeast is being added to the four in the mixing bowl
Add Instant Dry yeast
sugar is being added to mixing bowl
Sprinkle some sugar
Gently stir the flour using wooden ladle
Mix the dry ingredients using a wooden ladle
olive oil is being added to flour in mixing bowl, stirred using wooden ladle
Now add olive oil
Water is being added to mixing bowl, stirring using wooden ladle
Pour in warm water. The water has be to really warm, gentle enough to dip your finger. If your water temperature is hot, it will kill the yeast and the yeast will not be activated.
dough is being stirred using wooden ladle in glass mixing bowl
Mix using a wooden ladle
flour is being added to the dough in the mixing bowl
Add another cup of flour
Dough is being stirred in mixing bowl using wooden ladle
At this stage, Add some more warm water, (sprinkle water very less and you mix. )The dough might look sticky, but it should easy enough to take from the bowl. 
oil is brushed in the glass bowl
Generously drizzle some olive oil in bowl and also the sides of the bowl
Dough is being kept in the glass mixing bowl
Place the dough to the oiled bowl and cover with cling wrap. Keep aside. Allow the dough to rise or until its doubled
Dough has risen in mixing bowl
After 30 mins the dough has risen well
pizza dough is kept in the glass mixing bowl
Gently Deflate the dough
Dusting some flour on the work surface
Dust some flour on your working surface
Dough is being rolled on the dusted work space
transfer the dough to the working space
dough is streched on the work space
Now, gently knead the dough, dusting some flour and folding it again
Dough is being folded on work space
 Knead well for the good 3 to 5 mins
the best homemade Pizza dough is being rolled to make a round ball shape
You should be able to make a round shape.

Now your pizza dough is ready.

Freshly made homemade pizza dough rolled to make round ball shape dusted with flour

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Best homemade pizza dough


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Making Pizza dough can’t be easier than this! You will be wondered how simple and quick to make pizza dough also making pizza from scratch is ultimately a satisfying thing to do!  


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 1/3 cup All purpose flour
  • 3 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 21/4 tsp Instant Yeast
  • 1 cup Warm water
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Combine first 1 cup of flour, instant yeast, sugar, salt in the mixing bowl. Using a wooden ladle combine the dry ingredients.
  2. Add olive oil and 3/4 cup of warm water, stir using wooden ladle.
  3. Now add another cup of flour, stir in.
  4. Sprinkle some water and keep stirring until the dough is sticky and being pulled away from the bowl. ( dust some flour if you need)
  5. Drizzle some olive oil in the mixing bowl, brush on to the sides of the bowl.
  6. Transfer the dough to the oiled mixing bowl. Cling wrap for 30 mins.
  7. Allow the dough to rise or until it’s doubled.
  8. Once the dough riser, punch the dough to deflate.
  9. Bring to workspace, dust some flour and keep kneading for 3 to 5 mins until the dough is smooth and elastic.

Notes

1. Can I use active dry yeast for this recipe?

Yes, you can use. You need to activate the yeast before you add to the flour.

Take 1/2 cup warm water, add 1 tsp sugar and add active dry yeast, stir in. Keep aside for 5 to 10 mins. You can see foam bubbles are formed. It implies the yeast is activated.

Every1 teaspoon active dry yeast = 3/4 teaspoon instant yeast

2. How long does the pizza dough rise?

Knead the dough for 5 mins and the dough rise for 30 to 40 mins.

3. The dough is so wet. How to fix it?

Dust some flour on the working space, keep kneading the dough, sprinkling some flour every now and then to fix the wetness/stickiness of the dough. The dough should be soft and elastic.

  • Category: Appetiser, baking, brunch, Snack
  • Cuisine: Italian

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