Homemade Pizza Dough
Create your signature pizza with homemade pizza dough! Impress your friends with this simple recipe and throw a make-your-own-pizza party!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Servings: 4 Large Pizza Bases
Mix the yeast with lukewarm water and sugar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Hand kneading: On a clean work top combine the flour, salt and oil. Add the yeast mixture and using your hands form into dough. Knead for 5 minutes until you get smooth, springy dough.
Using food processor: In a bowl of your food processor (use dough attachment) combine all the ingredients including the yeast mixture and mix until the dough is formed. It takes 1½ - 2 minutes in mine.
Place the dough into a large bowl and cover it with cling film and a clean kitchen towel. Let it rest in a warm place for 45-60 minutes or until it has doubled in size (in extremely cold rooms it can take up to 80 minutes, in warm 30 minutes).
Transfer the risen dough back onto your worktop and knead again for a minute or two. Divide the dough into 4 pieces (for large pizzas) or into as many pieces as you like. (At this stage you can put some of it in the refrigerator or freezer).
Roll out thin.
This dough will need about 12 minutes in a preheated oven (430°F/220°C). To see if the pizza is ready, check the bottom – if it is brown, you can take it out.
- Strong flour can be substituted with all-purpose flour (US)/plain flour (UK).
- If you don’t have olive oil – feel free to omit it but you might need to increase the amount of water by a few tablespoons.
- If you feel like the dough is way too hard to work with, add more water.
- To store the dough in the fridge or freezer just wrap it in cling film or place in a Ziploc bag.
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Homemade Pizza Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 73g
Dietary Fiber 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.