Pizza Dough

I love pizza, been using this recipe for over 10 years…

This is a recipe for pizza dough. Sorry, no story.


  • 1 1/2 cups water, warmed to 110° F
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Every seasoning you have


  1. Combine water, yeast, and sugar in a small bowl… Let sit for 5 minutes
  2. In a large bowl put the flour, salt, and every seasoning you have in the cabinet that makes sense to add to a pizza
  3. Stir in the water/year/sugar mix… I use a KitchenAid mixer with a dough hook, though you can knead by hand if that’s your style
  4. Mix that shit for a while, like maybe 10 minutes? When done, knead by hand a bit in the bowl… add a little bit of flour if it’s too sticky
  5. Take dough out of bowl, put olive oil in bowl, coat the sides, drop your dough in the bowl, coat the dough with olive oil
  6. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, then with a wet kitchen towel
  7. Put in the proving drawer for about 75 minutes (No proving drawer? Put it in a warm place I guess, you can prove in the oven if needed)
  8. Dough should double in size after 75 minutes or so… you can then shape it by hand on a pan and make a pizza, or you can parbake it for around 5 minutes at 475 F and freeze it for later

Oh yeah, this makes two crusts, or one giant crust. You can obviously make the crust as thick or thin as you want… but I make two medium thickness crusts with this recipe.

Enjoy, Champions!