A simple every day homemade pizza dough that comes together with just a few ingredients and is ready in an hour! Plus as an added bonus, this dough freezes perfectly!!!
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Every Day Homemade Pizza Dough

A simple every day homemade pizza dough that comes together with just a few ingredients and is ready in an hour! Plus as an added bonus, this dough freezes perfectly!!!
Course Pizza
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 511kcal
Author Mila Furman

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon active-dry or instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • For the base any pizza sauce you like or olive oil if sauce is not to your liking
  • Assorted toppings of your choice

Instructions

  • Set the oven to 500°F or as hot as it will go and let it heat for at least a half an hour before making the pizza. If you have a pizza stone, put it in the lower-middle part of the oven now. A pizza stone is a really great tool to invest in. It creates the perfect thin and crispy crust and it will last you a very long time
  • Combine the water, sugar and yeast in a mixing bowl, and stir to dissolve the yeast. The mixture should look like a thin miso soup. Allow the yeast to rise, about 10-25 minutes in a warm place. *Yeast dough is sometimes finicky. If at first your yeast does not rise…try again. Make sure your water is the correct temperature, this is typically what kills the yeast. Most importantly be patient.”
  • Add the flour and salt to the mixing bowl of a Kitchenaid mixer with a dough hook attached and mix until you've formed a shaggy dough. *Yeast does NOT like salt. Only add salt when combining with another ingredient, never directly to the yeast.
  • Knead the dough with a dough hook in your mixer for about 5 minutes, until it is visibly smooth.
  • Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface along with any loose flour still in the bowl. Knead until all the flour is incorporated.
  • The dough should still feel moist and slightly tacky. If it's sticking to your hands and counter-top like bubble gum, work in more flour one tablespoon at a time until it is smooth. Pour some olive oil into the bottom of your mixing bowl and place dough in it. Roll the dough in the bowl so it is covered with oil.
  • Put a cup of water in the microwave and heat for 1.5 minutes. Remove the cup. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place into the microwave and let rise for 45-60 minutes. The microwave creates a perfect environment for the dough to proof.
  • In the meantime, prepare whatever ingredients you like.
  • Tear off a tennis ball sized dough and knead with your hands.
  • Work from the middle of the dough outwards, using the heel of your hand to gently press and stretch the dough until it's about 1/4 of an inch thick or less. For an extra-thin crust, roll it with a rolling pin. If the dough starts to shrink back, let it rest for five minutes and then continue rolling. When assembling pizzas make sure to place toppings on the dough on your pizza peel
  • Spoon a few tablespoons of sauce into the center of the pizza and use the back of a spoon to spread it out to the edges. Pile on all of your toppings.
  • Bake for about 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove the pizza from oven and let it cool 5 minutes.

Notes

1. A pizza stone is a really great tool to invest in.  It creates the perfect thin and crispy crust and it will last you a very long time.  My favorite method is to use a pizza pan and then after about 5 minutes when it has become a bit crispy, transfer the dough onto the stone and get ready for a truly crispy crust!!!
2. Nutrition will vary based on the toppings added.  These nutrition facts are based on 2 crusts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pizza crusts | Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1749mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 1.9% | Iron: 33.9%