Nelson used to buy store-bought fresh dough. It’s good – and convenient – but not the same as homemade. There’s just something comforting about it being all freshly made in your own kitchen.
So, here’s a simple pizza dough recipe that can be prepped in about 15 minutes…that’s faster than the time it would take me to pickup dough from the store. Let it rise for about 90 minutes, while you do your topping cut-ups, make a side dish and relax with a glass of your favourite wine (the latter is optional of course ;-).
See our next post for what we did with this dough. Enjoy!
Quick Homemade Pizza Dough
This pizza dough recipe makes is quick and is the perfect base to a delicious pizza! The end result provides a crispy exterior and soft and delicious inside.
Author: Nelson Cardoso
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2 pizzas (10 to 11 inches)
- 3½ cups bread flour + a couple table spoons for dusting (all purpose can also work)
- 1 tsp granulated sugar
- 2¼ tsp traditional active dry yeast
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1½ cups warm water (not too hot or cold)
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tsp olive oil (for greasing the bowl)
- In a large stand mixer (equipped with a dough hook) bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt.
- Place the bowl on the stand mixer and turn to low (two on the Kitchenaid).
- Slowly pour in the warm water and then the oil.
- The mixture will soon form a dough ball. Let the stand mixer continue to knead for 10 minutes.
- Grease a large bowl with the two tsp of olive oil (just use a clean hand or a paper towel).
- Once the kneading is done, remove the dough from the stand mixer bowl, form a ball and place it in the greased bowl.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, poke a few holes with a fork and then cover with a blanket to keep it warm.
- Let the dough rise for 90 minutes.
- Dust a counter surface with flour and place the dough on the flour.
- Cut the dough in two equal portions and start your delicious pizzas!
In this case, the cook time means the kneading time.