Pizza dough recipe: the perfect dough for your next pizza

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A recipe for making homemade pizza dough can seem intimidating to the uninitiated, but it is actually surprisingly easy to make. Many recipes for pizza dough are often too complicated and time-consuming. However, there is nothing more satisfying than freshly made dough that you can enjoy with your family on the weekend. This recipe will give you the perfect pizza dough every time.😋🍕

Why We Love This Pizza Dough:

This pizza dough is very versatile. It’s easy, and it has a great flavor that tastes good with any pizza sauce or toppings! We love that it is versatile enough to make thick or thin crusts, deep dish or Chicago-style pizzas. In addition, the kids love that they can participate in making their own pizza doughs. The dough freezes well, so you can always have delicious, fresh pizza at home without the hassle of making it from scratch every time.

Super Simple Pizza Dough

What are the Ingredients for Pizza Dough?

  • Flour: This recipe works on bread Flour, and all-purpose flour. Here’s my whole wheat pizza crust recipe if you prefer to make it with 100% whole wheat flour.
  • Butter:It enhances the baked crust’s flavor and color.
  • Warm water: Helps with fermentation and hydration.
  • Instant dry yeast:There is no need for proofing, and the rise time is shorter.
  • Sugar: It adds a slight sweetness to the dough.
  • kosher salt:It enhances the flavor.

How do you make Pizza Dough?

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, combine the dry ingredients .
  2. While the mixer is running, add the wet ingredients and butter and knead until the dough forms into a ball.
  3. Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it into a smooth, firm ball with a lightly oiled hand. Grease a large bowl with the 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 30 minutes.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 4 equal pieces.
  5. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes—form and bake as desired.

FAQ’s

How do you make a crisper pizza crust?

Bread flour yields a crisper crust when making pizza.

How do you make a chewier pizza crust?

When making pizza, all-purpose flour creates chewier crust.

Can you make it ahead?

Yes, make the dough and shape it into a ball. Place it in a lightly oiled bowl and cover it tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate it until you’re ready to use it (up to overnight).

Can you freeze them?

Yes, after the pizza dough has risen and you’ve divided, you can freeze the dough balls separately. Lightly spray or lightly coat all sides of the dough ball(s) with nonstick spray or olive oil. Seal the dough ball(s) tightly in an individual zipped-top bag(s), squeezing out all the air. Freeze for up to three months in advance.

How to defrost frozen pizza dough

Thaw your frozen pizza dough ball(s) overnight in the refrigerator. Then, remove the dough from the fridge and set it out on the counter to come to room temperature before making the pizza(s).

Ingredients 

  • 1000g all-purpose flour
  • 550ml warm water (120 F -130 F)
  • 10g Instant dry Yeast
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • 15g kosher
  • 75g butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Super Simple Pizza Dough

How to make Pizza Dough

In the stand mixer bowl with the dough hook attachment, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and kosher salt . While the mixer is running, add the warm water and butter and knead until the dough forms into a ball.

If the dough is sticky, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together in a solid ball.If the dough is too dry, add additional water, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Pizza Dough

Scrape the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead it into a smooth, firm ball with a lightly oiled hand. Grease a large bowl with the 2 teaspoons olive oil, add the dough, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and put it in a warm area to let it double in size, about 30 minutes.

Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Turn the pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide it into 4 equal pieces for large or 7 for medium. Cover each with a clean kitchen towel or plastic wrap and let them rest for 10 minutes—form and bake as desired. Enjoy!

Notes:

  • Bread flour yields a crisper crust when making pizza.
  • When making pizza, all-purpose flour creates chewier crust.

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