How to Make Pizza Dough

by Gioele Nunziatini

A basic recipe for pizza dough that can be used for any of your pizza-like creation!


  • 7 Grams Brewer's yeast (dried)
  • 500 Grams Flour
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • Water
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Start by making a pit with the flour.

    Step 2

    Now add in the dried brewer's yeast. Not easy to find, try in a natural shop, 7g of dried one should be equivalent to 25g of fresh one (much better if you can find it), but always check on the back.

    Step 3

    Spread the sugar on top of the yeast, this will help the yeast develop even more.

    Step 4

    In detail, flour, yeast and sugar.

    Step 5

    Edit 01: found some fresh yeast. Prepare some warm water in a bowl.

    Step 6

    Edit 01: Add as much yeast as needed to the warm water, roughly 25g per 500g of flour

    Step 7

    Edit 01: Using a fork stir the yeast in the water until completely dissolved. Then proceed as if using dried yeast.

    Step 8

    Add some water and the olive oil in the middle.

    Step 9

    Mix water and oil with a minimum quantity of flour, yeast and sugar from the sides, using a fork to whisk them together. Then add the salt. This will prevent the salt from inhibiting the yeast action.

    Step 10

    Kneading time! Knead the dough well for a good 15 minutes to develop the starch reaction of yeast, flour and water.

    Step 11

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    Step 14

    After kneading the dough, place it in a clean bowl, and cut a shallow cross on it to help it growing.

    Step 15

    Cover it with a humid/wet clean kitchen towel and place it in a warm and enclosed place. Your oven is probably good. (DO NOT TURN IT ON)

    Step 16

    After letting it rise for 3 hours, it should have doubled or tripled in size.

    Step 17

    Take the dough out of the bowl and briefly knead it into smaller balls. One ball should weight about 200g for a 32cm thin crust pizza. Make your balls accordingly to the desired shape and thickness.

    Step 18

    Cover with the same towel as before and let rest for 15-20min before using them. Enjoy!