This simple but tasty homemade pizza dough recipe is easy to make, and even easier to eat! Make sure to read below the recipe for some exxtra tips and tricks on how to get a great crust every single time.
Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe
Preheat to 500+ degrees (as hot as it will go). Put your stone in if you are going to use it. Yields one pizza.
- 2 tsp yeast (one packet)
- 1/4 tsp sugar (a squirt of honey works too)
- 3/4 cup water (110 degrees. Use a thermometer)
- 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup bread flour
- 1/2 tsp salt (sea salt would be nice)
Put sugar and yeast into 110 degree water. Stir it around a bit to make sure the sugar dissolves and the yeast really starts eating it up. Leave it to the side with a kitchen towel over the top for a couple of minutes. Put both flours and salt into a stand mixer and pulse it to mix the two together. Pour the liquid in on top of the flour mixture and follow these timed mixing stages:
- 2 Minutes – Mix on medium speed. This stage is to simply bring the ingredients together and get them interacting with each other. Don’t worry if the dough still looks rough after the first 2 minutes.
- 5 Minutes – Turn mixer off and let dough just sit there. This lets the proteins in the flours relax, unfold, and lets the yeast begin eating the flour as well.
- 3 Minutes – Mix on medium speed again. If dough is looking too sticky, add more AP flour 1 tablespoon at a time until it pulls away from the sizes of the bowl. If it is too dry, add water 1 tablespoon at a time. You’ve got three minutes to
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