homemade Pizza dough recipe & photos

Ingredients Required

  • 1 cup of warm water (105F)
  • 1 1/2 cups of bread flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast

Step by Step Procedure

1. Put warm water (80 to 110°F) into a bowl. Add salt and honey and mix with a spoon. Add yeast, mix and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
2. Gradually add flour and olive oil and start mixing.
3. When the mixture gets too heavy to mix, start kneading the dough with your hands.
4. Knead the dough until you have a smooth ball. If the dough cracks it is too dry. Add water bit by bit until if forms a nice coherent ball. If your doug feels more like batter, it is too wet and you need to add flour bit by bit. If you need to add water or flour, do it by small amounts.
5. Coat the dough with olive oil, place it in a large bowl and cover it with kitchen wrap or a grocery bag. Let the doug rise for about an hour at room temperature, then push it down again so it deflates.

Let it sit for about another hour. If you want to use it the next day, put it in a refrigerator.

6. Put the dough on a lightly floured surface, put a bit of flour on top and make it into the shape of a pie by stretching it out from the center outwards. Use a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4″ thick. Punch some holes in the dough with a fork to let the air escape while the pizza is in the oven
7. Put on your pizza sauce of choice.
Put on your favorite pizza toppings.
8. Bake the pizza in you oven at 400 – 450° F for about 20 to 25 minutes until the crust is light brown.  (We grilled them)

Additional Information You get better results when you use a pizza baking stone. The pizza stone should be preheated to 450F for an hour prior to baking, and should be placed in the middle of the oven.

This is what it looks like after 10 minutes…
stir in the flour…
I created a little vessel in the middle to pour some extra water in…. it’s dry here in Colorado, so the recipe needed more water
cover it up for an hour & wait
see how much it grew? time to press it down and wait some more!

flour on the board for rolling
I rolled it into a cylinder shape to make it easy to cut into 4 equal pieces (4 pizzas)
I even use our Biggest Loser scale to make sure they are pretty close in weight (for even grilling)
roll ’em out & stack them between plastic layers so it’s easy to handle at the grill
get out your favorite toppings!

If you are looking for a great pizza sauce recipe, click here.

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