Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade Pizza Dough is quick & easy to make. Add your favourite toppings and sauce for pizza perfection! Makes 2 x 10 inch thin crusts or 1 deep pan pizza crust. Even easier, spread with garlic butter & bake for delicious garlic bread.

Homemade Pizza is a regular bake here at the Kitchen Shed and friends look forward to our pizza nights. Generally, I prepare a few batches of dough ready for guests to create their own pizza from my ready to use toppings and the homemade sauce I’ve cooked earlier. It makes for a fun night and some of our friends have been known to individually devour at least two whole pizzas in a night but they shall remain nameless … for now 🙂

Homemade pizza dough really is easy to make and although I prefer to work with 00 flour, I’ve achieved good results with the recipe using both plain flour and bread flour.

To get the dough rising sooner, there is more yeast in the pizza dough than than my regular bread dough. There’s no need for a second rise, it’s simply a matter of roll out the dough after a single rise and add your sauce, cheese and toppings.

Something worth bearing in mind is to avoid overloading your pizza with toppings. An overloaded pizza will take longer to cook and in extreme cases (as OH and a friend from Guernsey found out with a stack of peppers) may never cook anywhere near adequately and end up as a somewhat soggy mess. A delicious and consistently favourite topping is egg, where one is cracked onto the pizza in the last five minutes of baking.

Homemade pizza dough also makes a quick garlic bread. Just spread the rolled out dough with garlic butter and bake for about 10 minutes in a hot oven. Served straight from the oven and cut into strips, it’s so much better than shop bought.


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Homemade Pizza Dough is quick & easy to make. Add your favourite toppings and sauce for pizza perfection! Makes 2 x 10 inch thin crusts or 1 deep pan pizza crust. Even easier, spread with garlic butter & bake for delicious garlic bread.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Bread
Serves: 2 x 10 pizzas or 1 deep pan
Ingredients
  • 175 g 00 flour or bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 100 ml tepid water
Instructions
  1. Combine all the dough ingredients, in either the bowl of an electric mixer with a dough hook fitted or in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix on slow speed number 1 for approximately 1 to 2 minutes then on speed number 2 for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. If mixing by hand stir the ingredients together until they form a ball and then knead for 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Check your dough is sufficiently smooth and elastic to pass the windowpane test.
  5. Shape into a ball or divide your dough in half if you making thin pizzas, shape into balls and place your dough on a baking sheet and cover with greased cling film until doubled in size.
  6. Top with sauce and cheese and bake in a hot oven until bubbling.
Notes
Homemade Pizza Dough freezes well - Make double the amount and freeze in batches.
Makes a great garlic bread, roll out the dough and spread with garlic butter and bake in a hot oven for about 10 minutes.

 


Kitchen Shed Top TipWindow Pane Test
THE WINDOW PANE TEST is a consistently reliable way to check your dough is ready. Pinch off a small piece of dough and gently stretch it apart, pulling and rotating the dough into a thin membrane, or window pane, which is translucent when you hold it up to the light.


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18 thoughts on “Homemade Pizza Dough

  1. Thank you for all the tips on this recipe. I have had both good and bad experiences with fresh dough. I have no doubt this one will be perfect.

  2. This pizza dough looks ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I love making bread dough and will definitely be sure to try this out!

    By the way, I am so loving your blog right now! Everything looks soooo delicious!

  3. Pizza is one of my favorite cheat foods and it’s even better when it’s homemade. Unfortunately it has been awhile since the Mr. and I made our own pizzas at home. I guess it’s because he has been traveling so often. . .but now that his travel schedule is lightening up a bit. . .perhaps it’s time we made our own pizza again. It’s such a fun activity to do together. Oh. . .and I have never heard of OO flour. I definitely am going to look into it further as my curiosity is definitely piqued.

  4. We love homemade pizza…especially during grilling season. I will say that flour has me totally intrigued. I have never seen it before…and now I am on the hunt to find it! Thanks for letting us know about it.

  5. I have never made pizza dough from scratch, but its time. And I’m sure it will be more gratifying.

  6. I love making my own homemade pizza dough Sarah – it’s sooooo much nicer than the shop bought cardboard stuff isn’t it. I’ve always used bread flour (usually with a small amount of wholemeal added to the white for extra flavour) for ours, so am interested to read that you fnd OO flour better for it. Love the idea of adding an egg to the top of it too – will have to try that.
    Angela x

    • Thanks Angela, I bet a small amount of wholemeal flour adds a great flavour to a pizza. Hope you try 00 flour and if you love eggs then you have to try one on a pizza x

  7. This recipe looks fab.I make them with my children as a treat as I let them make their own.The trouble is they just want to make faces out of them and it drives me mad so I make one just for me.I think the difference between homemade and shop bought is off the scale!These look incredible!

  8. I hadn’t realised pizza though makes this quickly, I vaguely remember making my own pizza in the past but it was probably not very successful as I haven’t made it since. Your recipe looks easy and definitely doable, I might give my pizza making skill another chance:)

    • Thanks Monika, pizza dough is easy to make and it’s quicker than you might think too. Hope you do give homemade pizza a go, you’ll love it 🙂

    • It’s a firm favourite here too and it’s always worth making a double batch to freeze for later. Thanks for popping by Nicole.

    • Thanks Danielle. There’s nothing wrong with a pre-made dough but if you have the time you can’t beat homemade and it is so much easier than you might think to make.

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