How to Make Pizza Dough

by Big Guy Big Flavors

A lovely and easy recipe for pizza dough, I made it in my mixer using a dough hook, but could be easily done by hand.

Supplies

  • 3 Cups White bread flour
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Instant yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Luke warm water
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Now I'm using 1 1/2 cups each of wholemeal bread flour and white bread flour for a little fibre and nutty flavor, but you could easily use all white flour.

    Step 2

    Combine the flours, yeast and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer or a big mixing bowl if mixing by hand. Mix until combined.

    Step 3

    In a beaker or bowl, mix the warm water, extra virgin olive oil and honey.

    Step 4

    While the mixer is running on slow, add the wet ingredients. Mix on slow untill it begins to come together, then increase speed to medium. If you are mixing by hand, you can start kneeding it now.

    Step 5

    Mix for 7 minutes in a mixer, or kneed for 20 minutes by hand. Very important to develope the glutens. you might add slightly more water or flour as needed to get a smooth homogenous dough.

    Step 6

    The dough is done when it is smooth, homogenous, resilliant and no longer sticky.

    Step 7

    Oil the sides of the bowl, turn the dough in it to cost it with oil, cover with a damp cloth for an hour to let it rise.

    Step 8

    It should double or even triple in size after about 60-90 minutes.

    Step 9

    Punch down the dough and Divide into three equal portions, brush them with oil, set them 5 inches apart and cover with oiled plastic wrap and let it rest for another hour.

    Step 10

    They will rise! At that point, they are ready to be used as you would with any pizza dough. Refer to one of my previous guides on how to make an authentic wood oven pizza at home. Bon apetito!