Basic Pizza Dough

Today, I have another pizza dough recipe for you.  I have a good collection of doughs for pizza, but I wanted try this one because it looked so good.  The ingredients are similar to a dough I have share before, but the process with this one is different.  I mean, most doughs include these ingredients.

The trick to this recipe is kneading it in your kitchen aid (or other mixer with a dough hook) for 6 minutes and giving t it an hour or two to rest.  It was delish, only complaint from my fam was they wanted the crust to be thicker.  My family likes thick crust.  I on the other hand like all kinds – pan, regular, thin, Chicago deep dish etc.

I would say the thickness level was in between Papa Murphy’s regular and thin crust with a nice chewiness to the dough. Next time I make this, to please the fam, I’ll just make a smaller pizza.  I topped my portion with my pizza sauce and some delicious diced Columbus salami and mushrooms.

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Basic Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon honey or sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive
  • 2-3 cups bread flour
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add yeast, honey, and warm water. Give it a stir and let it sit for 5-10 minutes or until bubbly and mixture foamy.
  2. Then add in the salt, oil and 1½ cups flour. Mix using dough hook.
  3. Once well combined, add additional flour ½ cup at a time until slightly tacky, but doesn't stick to your hands.
  4. Turn on medium to knead for 6 minutes. Then side of the bowl should be clean and the dough should be smooth.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowl. Spray the bowl with non-stick spray. Add the dough back to the bowl and turn once to get both sides coated with the non-stick spray.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours.
  7. The dough is ready to use. Divide dough in half. Roll each half out into a 12 inch circle on a piece of parchment paper. Top as desired.
  8. Transfer the dough and parchment to a baking sheet or pizza stone.
  9. Bake at 500 for 9-10 minutes.

Recipe adapted from Lauren’s Latest.


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13 comments on “Basic Pizza Dough

  • Boyfriend declared he will never buy the pre-made dough from the store again and will just have me make it! The solid 6 minutes of kneading made a big difference, thank you for the tip! And if you knead by hand like I do, a good workout too!

  • Loved this dough, even better made into breadsticks!

  • Hi! I haven’t ever made pizza dough before, but I just got a Kitchen Aid mixer and would love to try your recipe 🙂 Just a couple you bake the dough twice (before and after adding the toppings)? Or do you put the toppings on before you bake at 500 for 9-10 minutes. And have you ever tried freezing your pizzas?

  • I was craving a good homemade pizza just a few days ago. I will have to give this dough a try!

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