Monday, January 25, 2010

Step-by-Step Homemade Pizza Dough

Step-by-Step Homemade Pizza Dough by Ng @ What's Dinner?Homemade Pizza is not just fun but easy too.
Makes dough for 2 Pizzas
3 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp yeast
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup warm water (- 1 tsp)

Homemade Pizza Dough by Ng @ What's Dinner?Mix 3 cups of flour and 1/2 tsp of salt in a big bowl. Make a well (hole) in the middle of the flour and put the 1/2 tsp of sugar and 1 tsp of yeast in the well. Put 1 tsp of oil in a cup, fill the cup up the rest of the way with warm water. Pour into the water into the well. Leave for 5 min to let the yeast proof (start growing).
Homemade Pizza Dough by Ng @ What's Dinner?How to Knead the Dough
Using a spoon slowly pull the flour into the well. Once all the water is mixed in use your hand to pull the rest of the flour into the dough. Now it is time to knead. Using the heal of hand to push the dough away from you and then pull back while turning the dough. Do this for about 2-3 min until the dough is smooth.

Let the Dough Raise
Cover the dough with a wet towel. Place in a warm place to double in size (about 2 hours). In the winter (or any season in Ireland) you may need to place the bowl in the oven with the light on or will a cup of hot water. The heat will help the yeast grow faster, but if your not pressed for time than don't worry about it.
Homemade Pizza Dough by Ng @ What's Dinner?Once the dough is doubled in size split the dough into two balls. Let rest for 5-10 min.
Homemade Pizza Dough by Ng @ What's Dinner?Roll out the dough on a floured board or counter top.
For a circle turn the dough 1/4 of a turn after each roll.
Make any kind of pizza you like!!!
Pre-heat your oven to its hottest setting. Bake the Pizza on a cookie sheet, pizza stone or tray. Should take about 12-15min to bake.


  1. Hey there!

    Thanks for the recipe and step by step explanations.

    I tried this today and had my fist (fully) home-made pizza!

  2. I'm so glad the recipe worked for you!


Related Posts with Thumbnails