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Easy and Oh So Good! Pizza Dough Recipe

We offer a lot of pizza dough recipes, but this one is the best for beginners.

A friend told me that he buys fresh pizza dough from a specialty pizza shop.  After trying my pizza made from this dough, he asked for the recipe - said it was better than the dough from the pizza shop!

The best part is that this pizza dough is so easy to make

I like to make 250 gram pizza balls, so you end up with 5-6 per batch.  And if you are using a mixer, it's easy to double up the recipe for pizza parties!

Easy AND Good Pizza Dough Recipe

625 grams of Flour (00 is best, but I do just fine with a good all-purpose flour)
1 1/2 Tablespoons Flour
2 teaspoons Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Instant Yeast
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 3/4 Cups room temperature water

Instructions for using an electric mixer using a dough hook

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and set mixer on low until everything is thoroughly mixed through.

Put the lid on and cover with a cloth for 5 minutes (let the yeast get started)

Mix on high for 5 minutes.  You will need to add flour (and possibly water) as it mixes.  You are basically kneading the dough by constantly folding it in the mixer.  

Now you will divide the dough into 250 gram dough balls. I recommend you use a food scale to keep the dough ball size consistent.

  • Flour a clean, working counter surface.  

  • Cut dough into 250 gram sizes and put them on the working counter surface.

  • Hold the dough balls with two hands and use your fingers to push the bottom of the dough up into the middle of the dough while the palms of your hands will stretch and smooth the top.  You're actually folding the dough in on itself.  

  • Pinch off the bottom and roll it around in your hands to finish the ball.

  • Roll it around in the flour once in a while during this process and then again when you are done.

  • You can either place the dough on a floured cookie sheet (large sheet can hold 6) or a Tupperware container.  Leave plenty of space for expansion as it will continue to rise.

  • Cover with a top (clear wrap over the cookie sheet) and cover with a cloth.  I will let it rise for at least 15 minutes while I get the pizza oven started up, but if you can let it rise for an hour or more, it gets even better.