Homemade Pizza Dough

December 8, 2020

Everyone wants to make delicious pizzas. The most important step in making a wonderfully soft and crispy pizza is to prepare the pizza dough.

Check out our Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe before preparing a delicious pizza.

Making pizza at home is easier than you think. With the right ingredients and waiting a few hours patiently, you can make the best pizza dough, add your favorite toppings on top, and...Vioala!

The easy and delicious way to make pizza at home is in this recipe! Discover the tips of making Pizza Dough for pizzas that are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and toppings. You are a pro pizza maker. Go ahead and give it a try. Proudly tell everyone about your pizza adventure and share this delicious pizza dough recipe. Enjoy your meal!

Pizza DoughPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %94
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 300 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 300 mins

Tips

  • The longer you rest the dough, the more delicious it will be.
  • You can use whole wheat flour, bread flour or all-purpose flour. If you want the pizza to be more crispy on the outside, use bread flour; if you want a softer crust, use all-purpose flour.
  • Take care to use dry yeast.
  • While making the dough, add the flour slowly.
  • For the dough to rise better, use ingredients such as water and milk in a warm state. In this way, the yeast is activated more easily and the dough swells better.
  • The longer you rest the dough, the more delicious it will be. If you have time, leave the pizza dough to rest for 5-8 hours.
  • Do not knead the dough too much. This can cause the dough to become dry.
  • To prevent bubbles during baking, make holes in the center of the dough with a fork.
  • If you want to make the pizza on a baking tray, you can divide the dough into 3 parts and make 3 pizzas.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Melt sugar and yeast in warm water.
  2. Add olive oil, eggs, and salt.
  3. Slowly add flour and mix.
  4. Knead the dough until it is soft and does not stick to the hand.
  5. In a bowl, leave the dough for 30 minutes to ferment.
  6. Spread flour on a large tray, divide it into 6 equal parts and place them on the tray with some distance in between. Keep in mind that the doughs will become larger as they ferment.
  7. Cover the tray with plastic wrap and let it rest for 4 hours to ferment again.
  8. Your pizza dough is ready, you can make delicious pizzas by adding your favorite toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Pizza Dough
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories652
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 27 mg9%
Sodium 1180 mg51.3%
Potassium 196 mg4.2%
Protein 17 g34%
Total Fat 11.6 g14.9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

How to Make the Best Homemade Pizza Dough?

  1. Let the dough stand at room temperature. This is one of the highlights of making pizza dough. After mixing all the ingredients, make sure to keep the dough at room temperature before putting it in the refrigerator.
  2. Bake the dough for 5-6 minutes before adding the toppings. After adding all the ingredients and pizza sauce, put the dough back into the oven. In this way, you can prepare a soft and crispy pizza.
  3. Add sugar to the dough. In this way, the dough is leavened better and takes better color.
  4. Do not sprinkle too much flour on the counter. This can cause the dough to harden.
  5. Prepare the pizza dough the night before for more fluffy pizzas. Also, take care to use liquid ingredients as warm. Using ingredients such as milk and water while it is warm and resting the dough accelerate the activation of the yeast. It makes the dough rise better.
  6. Flavor the dough. You can use ingredients such as garlic powder, basil, and thyme for this.

Which Flour Is Best For Pizza Dough?

Flour is one of the most important ingredients for making a good pizza dough. Bread flour if you want to make a crispy pizza; If you want pizzas with softer sides, you can choose multi-purpose flour.

How To Store Pizza Dough?

You can keep the dough in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours or overnight before baking. You should store in an airtight container.

How to Freeze Homemade Pizza Dough?

You can also store the dough in the freezer. You can divide the dough into several pieces and place them in refrigerator bags or zip lock bags. You can freeze it for up to 3 months this way.

How to Thaw Frozen Pizza Dough?

Put the pizza dough you have kept in the freezer in the fridge at least 8 hours before using. When you are making a pizza, take the dough out of the refrigerator. Let it rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

How To Make Pizza Dough In Advance?

How long should the pizza dough rest? Resting the dough always gives better results. Therefore, you can prepare the pizza dough in advance.

Prepare the dough. Preferably put in a greased bowl. Cover it with stretch film. Refrigerate for at least 8 hours. After taking it out of the refrigerator, let it stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Knead the dough for a while to prepare your pizza. If you want, you can cut it into 2-3 pieces.

What Causes Pizza Dough to Be Too Dry?

We always want the pizza dough to have perfect consistency. But if the pizza dough you prepared is crumbly, so how can you fix the dough, if it is dry?

  1. Add water or oil. You can moisturize the cracked and dry dough with these ingredients.
  2. Add some flour. In this way, the dough will come to a softer and desired consistency. Still, you should be careful with the amount of flour. Using too much flour can also spoil the consistency of pizza dough.
  3. Knead the dough well. Not kneading the dough enough can cause moisture loss and a dry consistency. If you have kneaded the dough enough but still feel dry, you can add some olive oil.

How Long Should I Knead Pizza Dough For?

If you knead the dough by hand, knead it for about 10 minutes, if using a machine, knead it for 5-8 minutes. Do not knead too much.

Press your finger into the dough to make sure you knead it enough. If the dough takes its old form, it means it is kneaded enough.

What Else Can You Do With Pizza Dough?

Here the other recipes that you can do with pizza dough in addition to pizza:

  • Crackers
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Baguette
  • Apple Pie
  • Doughnuts

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