Basic Pizza Dough

This is a basic pizza dough. It has a nice crispy crust and a soft inside. If you place cornmeal under the dough it helps to prevent it from sticking to the baking dish.

Basic Pizza Dough

Basic Pizza Dough

  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 handful cornmeal (optional)
  1. Mix the yeast and warm water in a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Add everything else and mix until it forms a dough.
  3. Cover and let sit until it doubles in size, about 30 minutes.
  4. On a well floured surface form the dough into a flat circle.
  5. Transfer the dough to a baking pan with cornmeal spread over it.
  6. Top with toppings and bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.


Cara said...

I still have yet to try making my own dough... someday!

vensi said...

hi kevin! Im browsing your recipe and it all looks yummy! I will try one of it one day. Maybe i will try first the Basic Pizza Dough. what flour you used for this?

Kevin said...

vensi: I used all purpose flour.

justaguy said...

for alternative textures and flavors, try using cake flour, or a combination of all purpose and semolina flour.

I love your site, by the way. you've completely inspired me to cook more and the recipes on your site that i've tried have all been fantastic!

mschro said...

I've been making pizzas with store bought dough in a package--that needs to change! Next time I make pizza I will try this recipe, thanks

Rob said...

I make my own pizza dough all the time, but use 3/4 cups of water to 2 cups flour instead. I also use ABin5 (no knead) olive oil dough which is good for pizza and ciabatta rolls.

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