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Basic Pizza Dough

Uncover the essence of authentic pizza-making with our meticulously crafted Basic Pizza Dough recipe. This dough is the cornerstone of an exceptional pizza experience. Explore the joy of crafting your pizzas from scratch, as our recipe guides you through a flavorful journey of dough perfection.

Total Time
2 hours 10 min
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Ingredients for 1 Servings

  • 500g All-Purpose Flour
    1 teaspoon Sugar
    1 teaspoon Salt
    1 tablespoon Olive Oil
    7g (1 packet) Active Dry Yeast
    325ml Warm Water (approximately 43°C)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    30 min

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    1. Activate the Yeast:
      • In a small bowl, combine the warm water and sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Sprinkle the yeast over the water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, or until it becomes foamy.
    2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
      • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt.
    3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
      • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour the activated yeast mixture and olive oil into the well.
    4. Knead the Dough:
      • Gradually incorporate the flour into the wet ingredients, stirring with a wooden spoon until a dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic.
    5. First Rise:
      • Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours, or until it doubles in size.
    6. Preheat the Oven:
      • Preheat your oven to the highest temperature it can go, typically around 475°F (245°C) or higher.
    7. Divide and Shape:
      • Punch down the risen dough and divide it according to the number of pizzas you want to make. Shape each portion into a ball.
    8. Second Rise (Optional):
      • Allow the dough balls to rest for an additional 15-20 minutes for a slightly fluffier crust.
    9. Roll or Stretch the Dough:
      • On a floured surface, roll or stretch each dough ball into your desired pizza shape and thickness.
    10. Add Toppings and Bake:
      • Place the rolled-out dough on a pizza stone or baking sheet. Add your favorite pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    11. Enjoy:
      • Slice, serve, and enjoy your homemade pizza
    Pro Tips
    • Use high-quality flour for superior texture and taste.
    • Allow the dough to rise in a warm, draft-free environment.
    • For a crispy crust, preheat your oven and pizza stone.
    • Experiment with different toppings for a personalized touch.
    • Consider par-baking the crust for a sturdier base.


Calories per Serving:
Caloric content varies based on toppings and serving size but it will be a lot .

Transform your kitchen into a pizzeria haven with my Basic Pizza Dough recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned pizza enthusiast or a beginner, this recipe invites you to savor the joy of creating your perfect pizza masterpiece.

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