How to make pizza dough
Pizza is one of the world’s most enjoyed dishes. It is a complete meal in and of itself. It can be light and easy on the belly if you so choose. And it can be heavy and super satisfying as well; just choose your size and toppings well and live happily ever after with your pizza.
It can be very convenient to order our own pizza and have it delivered right to our doors. However, what if we want to make our own pizzas? Well this the right place.
Better yet, if you are vegan or vegetarian and cannot stand the thoughts of the number of meats prepared in a pizza kitchen, only to hear them say; we have vegetarian pizzas too! yeah right. I think I’ll pass, thank you…
So here we show you how to make your own pizza dough and feer the pride and joy of a safe home-cooked hot and crunchy pizza.
1 ½ Cups warm water
½ Ounce active dry yeast (1 TBSP plus 1/2 tsp)
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
¼ Cup extra virgin olive oil (plus extra for basting the dough)
1 teaspoon salt
4 Cups all purpose flour plus extra for working surface
- Pour the warm water into a large bowl. Sprinkle yeast in and let sit until foamy (about 5 minutes) whisk in sugar, salt, and olive oil.
- Add flour and combine well until a dough that is somewhat sticky is formed.
- Grease another bowl with olive oil. Place the dough in it and brush the dough lightly with olive oil. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm area until double in size. I placed mine in the sun right near the charcoal grill. As I was grilling! It worked.
- Remove from bowl onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently for a little bit.
- Form the dough into a ball and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
- To make pizza, you may use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to about ½ inch thickness. This dough will give you a large pizza. Cut into two for medium or 4 pieces for small pizzas.
- You may prebake the dough and freeze it for up to three months. Refrigerate for two weeks.
- Bake at 500-500 °F for 15 minutes if you are going to freeze them. But if refrigerating or using immediately. Bake for 20 minutes.
Note: for crispier dough, use a fork to poke holes into the top of the dough just before baking.