How to Make Pizza Crust

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If you’ve ever wanted to make your own pizza, this is your chance. My Pizza Crust recipe is a dream, and you can use it to make your favorite pizza of your dreams!

how to make pizza dough

A Super Easy Way to Make Pizza Dough

Making pizza dough is easy and fun. Once you start making your own, you will never buy a Bobli again. Not that there is anything wrong with a Bobli of course.

You could easily make this pizza dough by hand, but I like to do in the Kitchen-Aid. I can let it go and knead the dough while I do other things.

You can also play with the flour and take out some of the white flour and replace it with whole wheat. You can also add some herbs for variation. If you are interested in an overnight fermentation process, you might look into making an overnight pizza crust which can enhance the flavor and texture of your dough.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
how to make pizza dough

Instructions

Step 1:

Add the warm water and the yeast to the bowl. Stir gently and let the yeast mixture stand for about 5 minutes.

how to make pizza dough

Step 2:

After 5 minutes, the yeast mixture will look like this.

how to make pizza dough

Step 3:

Add the olive oil.

how to make pizza dough

Step 4:

Add the salt and the flour.

how to make pizza dough

Step 5:

Let the mixer knead slowly until the dough comes together.

how to make pizza dough

Step 6:

When the dough comes together it will look like this. I usually let the machine go for about 5 minutes.

how to make pizza dough

Step 7:

Take it out of the machine.

how to make pizza dough

Step 8:

Cover the bowl with a towel in a warm place and let it rise until doubled. About an hour or so.

how to make pizza dough

Step 9:

How beautiful is this dough? This is what it looks like when doubled in size. Turn it out and knead it into the shape of a ball.

how to make pizza dough

Step 10:

Cover the dough with the same towel or plastic wrap and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. After that, you can roll it out and get it ready to top and bake. See, super easy.

how to make pizza dough

Tips & Tricks

  • I also make a few batches of this dough and freeze it. I take it out in the morning when I want to make it for dinner and let it thaw on the counter or put it in the fridge the night before. Make sure that it comes to room temperature before you roll it out. For those of you interested in trying this out, check out overnight pizza crust.
  • If you’re looking for topping inspiration, check out our guide on how to make the best pizza ever.
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How to make pizza crust

bakedbree
How to make pizza crust. You can make this crust by hand or with the dough hook on your stand mixer.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course pizza
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 crusts
Calories 101 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water

Instructions
 

  • Add the warm water and the yeast to the bowl. Stir gently and let the yeast mixture stand for about 5 minutes.
  • After 5 minutes, the yeast mixture will look like this.
  • Add the olive oil.
  • Add the salt and the flour.
  • Let the mixer knead slowly until the dough comes together.
  • When the dough comes together it will look like this. I usually let the machine go for about 5 minutes.
  • Take it out of the machine.
  • Cover the bowl with a towel in a warm place and let it rise until doubled. About an hour or so.
  • Turn it out and knead it into the shape of a ball.
  • Cover the dough with the same towel or plastic wrap and let it sit for 20-30 minutes. After that, you can roll it out and get it ready to top and bake.

Notes

  • I also make a few batches of this dough and freeze it. I take it out in the morning when I want to make it for dinner and let it thaw on the counter or put it in the fridge the night before. Make sure that it comes to room temperature before you roll it out.
  • Nutrition

    Serving: 1gCalories: 101kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 266mgFiber: 1g
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